Artist info

Genre

Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

The Ataris, The Wonder Years, Bodyjar, Heartsounds


band members

Laura D'Urbano (Vocals)//Jamie Rolfe (Bass)//Brent Monkhorst (Guitar)//Kaine Jenkins (Guitar)//Stu Watts (Drums)


Influences

The Swellers, A Wilhelm Scream, Green Day, The Wonder Years


Unearthed artists we like

Repeat Script, bukowski, Idle State, Goodbye Party


Website

Bio

The Playbook are considered by some in the Melbourne scene to be pop punk royalty (if there is such a thing). Their signature blend of high energy musicianship, emotional lyrics and catchy melodies attracts fans new and old alike.

Having touring Australia numerous times, The Playbook are no stranger to the stage, performing hundreds of gigs over their 8 year lifespan (2010-2018). The band were lucky enough to be able to support some of their favourite bands including MxPx, The Story So Far, Real Friends, Bayside, Tonight Alive, and many more.

In their time as a band, the pop punkers released 3 EPs and 1 LP and have seen a number of members join and leave the ranks, with the final lineup consisting of singer Laura, guitarists Brent and Jenkins, bassist Jamie and drummer Stu, who also recorded and produced most of their back catalogue. Amassing an impressive 70,000 all time streams on Spotify and over 10,000 on Apple Music, they have been supported by loyal fans during their time as a band and continuing on during their hiatus.

After a 2 year break, the band are returning to unleash a compilation of previously unreleased material consisting of b-sides, covers, demos, live versions and more. The collection of songs had been safely stored, and has now been mastered to create the compilation titled "What We Left Behind", which is out now on all platforms, and features brand new song "Our Demise" featured here on Triple J Unearthed.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

28 Jun 2017

Triple J
35

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Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

20 May 2015

Triple J
40

Played this on TOPS yesterday and headbutted the microphone mid-song. there truly is "no safe place to be found, here".

Played this on TOPS yesterday and headbutted the microphone mid-song. there truly is "no safe place to be found, here".

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

19 May 2015

Triple J
40

Gotta admire the furious energy that The Playbook have thrown at this.

Gotta admire the furious energy that The Playbook have thrown at this.