Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Honest Indie Punk Rock


band members

Ben Protasiewicz - Vocals & Guitar Jamie Gallacher - Drums Andrew Meredith - Bass & Vocals


Influences

Pixies, Peep Tempel, Foam


Website

patchow.bandcamp.com/

Bio

2 full length albums, a stack of Singles, several EPs, US touring, WAM Song of the year awards, numerous supports, a bunch of christmas songs, and a fiercely independent Australian music ethos have been some of the contributing factors that made Pat Chow a well respected Australian band. But It’s the raw and unflinching songwriting backed with a charismatic live show that makes them an adored band in the WA music community.

Pat Chow are a band that challenge music and pay homage to the scene all in the same breath. Instantly likeable hooks, with moving moments that soak into an audience and only pay off on repeat listens. Fun and ferocious on stage, they can be a perfect mess on stage one moment, violently on the edge of disaster with blistering energy, but somehow still be the best band in town before the breakdown kicks in.

Ben’s lyric writing is eloquent and careful, touching on subjects of love, loss, mental health, and friendship, delivered with this heavy australian drawl that is raw, and real. The honesty cuts through instrumentally as well, with Goldy and Gallagher as the backbone to every curve and bend, amplifying the emotion and perfecting subtlety in the catchy songwriting.

Pat Chow captures the nostalgia of 80s indie, and 90s grunge, mixed with all the best bits of 00s alt-rock, but does it with an effortless honesty that is refreshing and current.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

09 Feb 2021

Triple J
40

Pat Chow going through the wringer and dragging us along with 'em. It's an unrelenting, loud and alive experience.

Pat Chow going through the wringer and dragging us along with 'em. It's an unrelenting, loud and alive experience.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

03 Feb 2021

Triple J
40

you gotta psych yourself up for a pat chow song because you know things are gonna be rough and tumble. a coupla things are certain, you leave invigorated and a bit sweatier.

you gotta psych yourself up for a pat chow song because you know things are gonna be rough and tumble. a coupla things are certain, you leave invigorated and a bit sweatier.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

30 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

pat chow: it gets worse
2020: wanna bet?

another searing winner from pat chow which makes me wanna jump around at the front of the mosh.

pat chow: it gets worse
2020: wanna bet?

another searing winner from pat chow which makes me wanna jump around at the front of the mosh.