Postblue was formed in the summer of 2012 by friends Riley, Jordan, Joe and Alex. After several rehearsals, four songs were written that would be put out on a free online demo, recorded and mixed in one day and released the same night. The following six months saw the band play shows locally in Byron Bay and travel frequently up to Brisbane. After a small line up change, acquiring a new bass player, Liam, the band began writing for a debut EP entitled ‘Lap Year’ which was recorded in October 2012, and released in December. The start of 2013 saw Postblue venture out on their first East coast Australian Tour, with good friends from Newcastle, Distance. Over the last year and a half Postblue has been lucky enough to share the stage with some well established national and international acts including Basement, Title Fight, The Swellers, Brutality Will Prevail, Bane, The Smith St Band, DZ Deathrays and Violent Soho. Drawing influence from such bands as The Smashing Pumpkins, Silverchair, Bush and Failure, Postblue offers the listener an interesting mix of 90’s grunge, rock and emo.
Byron Bay 4-piece Postblue are one of the winners of our Splendour In The Grass competition and will be taking their 90s-influenced alternative rock to the festival Supertop at 12:30pm this Saturday. Get amongst it!
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
We sort of just started jamming. After a few weeks the 'sound' was coming out pretty naturally, we were never going for anything specific. Riley will normally come to rehearsal with a basic skeleton of the song and a few riffs. Then we all throw in our own ideas/parts and figure out a song structure that works. Sometimes it's a quite a simple process and the songs come really easily, but sometimes we'll be sitting on songs for a few weeks/months that we still haven't quite worked out.
You’re one of the winners of our Splendour In The Grass competition. What can Splendour punters expect from the Postblue live show?
Loud guitars, a lot of energy and plenty of awkward stage banter. We all thrive off playing live and we have heaps of fun on stage. So you definitely won't be bored during a Postblue show.
What Australian artists/musicians do you draw inspiration from?
Silverchair, Incursion, Violent Soho, Something For Kate, Grinspoon, Jebediah and a bunch more. Australia has produced some of the best bands/artists of all time, which can often be overlooked when you have a massive amount of international bands touring here all the time. We definitely draw a lot of our inspiration from Australian bands.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and by who?
No ones ever really given us advice, we've been figuring a lot of things out on our own as we go which is kind of cool.
What else is coming up for you in 2013?
We are recording next month for another release, touring the east coast in September which includes a show at the Poison City Weekender fest in Melbourne and trying to write new songs. We are slowly starting to become more busy with the band which is really cool. Putting a lot of time and energy into something creative and artistic is quite refreshing.
Australian music is…?
…very unique, be it our accents, lyrical content, style or even artwork. There is a great sense of community. The amount of support we've received over the past year and a half has been overwhelming, all these Australian bands just seem to want to help each other out.View Profile Hide Interview
19 Jun 2013
Already a short....
Already a short.fast.loud. favorite, this could have easily come out of the portland and seattle scenes back in the early 90s. Great balance of power pop and grunge sounds.