Artist info


Indie, Rock

Sounds like

The Vaccines, SKATERS, Wavves

band members

James Gatling, Jordan Musk, Michael Veal, Jack Geraghty


Alex Turner, The Smiths, Mac Demarco, Bruce Springsteen

Unearthed artists we like

Bcharre, Rich Uncle, Finance



Soda Jerks are a four-piece Brisbane outfit that fashion jangly guitar-laden tunes, with influences ranging from UK indie-rock revivalists The Vaccines to the goofy twangs of Mac Demarco. Soda Jerks have played across Brisbane alongside bands such as Flowertruck, Born Joy Dead, Food Court and, Triple J favourites British India.

Since forming in late 2015, Soda Jerks have amassed an impressive catalogue of infectious indie-rock tunes with relatable lyricism, driving drums and intelligently layered guitars. Their latest offering, Antipodes, is the perfect result of this killer formula.

Antipodes was written in a small AirBnB in Budapest, Hungary, on a shitty 90s Casio board borrowed from a friend. It was written in a strange state of homesickness; having a wonderful time travelling Europe, yet being unreasonably sad when friends are on the group chat organising a party back in Australia. The lyrics are also largely influenced by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fantastic collection of short stories, Tales of the Jazz Age.


Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

12 Oct 2017

Triple J

Easy going and friendly. Much like my office demeanour.

Easy going and friendly. Much like my office demeanour.