Artist info

Genre

Punk, Rock


band members

Chris Penney - vox Joe Hansen - guitar PJ Russo - guitar Canadian Joe - bass Aidan McDonald - drums


Influences

AC/DC, The Damned, Poison Idea, George Jones, Milli Vanilli, Elvis


Bio

Just 12 months on from the release of their widely commended debut LP 'St Anger', which featured on countless best-of lists, resulted in two sold-out national tours, and saw the band achieve gold status as one of the country’s most chaotic and unpredictable live acts, Australia’s pub-punk linchpins Private Function return with their second full length, 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'.

A cavalcade of formidable punk-rock numbers and timeless pub-rock anthems imbued with Private Function’s trademark satire, 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' epitomises the grandeur of rock’n’roll in all its forms.

Walloping hooks, thumping rhythm sections and embellished guitar solos meld impeccably with overzealous, Spinal Tap-esque rock’n’roll theatricality, stadium-sized choruses and the band’s characteristic oddball humour – while still maintaining the tumultuous looseness and tongue-in-cheek irreverence that Private Function are famous for.

Private Function make music for everyone – from skate punks to truckers, rock-dogs to glamour girls, barflies and beyond. Over their three-year career, the band has amassed legions of devoted fans, hooked on their livewire intensity, belter songs, explosive live shows, outrageous stage presence and outlandish comedic flair. Yet all jokes aside, Private Function are a band that should be taken very seriously.

Private Function. Still on top.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

03 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

I know what to say: "love it!"

I know what to say: "love it!"

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

01 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

90 seconds of bratty, glam-punk that's either fixed my chemical imbalance or renewed it. Unclear yet.

90 seconds of bratty, glam-punk that's either fixed my chemical imbalance or renewed it. Unclear yet.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

30 Jun 2020

Triple J
45

Private Function well and truly ripping the lid off with this new track. It's lean and ready to rumble.

Private Function well and truly ripping the lid off with this new track. It's lean and ready to rumble.