Artist info


Indie, Punk, Rock

Sounds like

Bad Cop Bad Cop, Bodyjar, The Bombpops, Frenzal Rhomb

band members

Grace Drummond - Vocals & Guitar Daimon Motbey - Bass Guitar


Frenzal Rhomb, Bodyjar, Pagan, Clowns, The Cranberries, The Living End



Caught in a generation of young adults who can't afford to buy houses because they'd prefer to eat avocado on toast, punk-rock trio Something Something Explosion refuse to blend into the background of the Australian music scene. Transporting you to an underground pub somewhere in East London during the early 90s, the contagious melodies and catchy riot-style lyrics - in combination with live shows that hit you like a bat to the face - can capture any punk lover’s heart before the end of the song.

Following the 2016 release of their single Dominique, the band quickly gained momentum - which then caught the attention of Triple J’s Short. Fast. Loud. & Brisbane’s alternative radio station, 4ZZZ. The track also held a place on Triple J Unearthed’s punk, rock & metal charts for several weeks following the release.

Writing material versatile enough to appeal to a wide range of audiences, Something Something Explosion have supported the likes of Ocean Grove; Bodyjar; The Bennies; WAAX; Ali Barter; Me First & The Gimme Gimmes; Frenzal Rhomb; British India; Kingswood; Clowns; King Parrot; Butterfingers; 28 Days.

The end of 2017 saw Grace Drummond, Something Something Explosion’s guitarist & vocalist, share a stage with Lindsay McDougall (Frenzal Rhomb) on several occasions, including two sold-out shows at the Mansfield Tavern with Violent Soho.

Something Something Explosion took 2018 by the horns; releasing their debut EP Propaganda Machine, announcing a mentorship with UNFD Music Group and being regularly played on Triple J’s Short. Fast. Loud. program, alongside playing support slots for bands such as British India & WAAX. With their first release since their 2016 single Dominique, Something Something Explosion made a fiery return to the scene with an energetic 96-second track, Motor Mouth (ft. Jason Whalley) in June 2018. Within the first week of its release, the track received over 300 plays alone on Triple J Unearthed, and hit number one on the Unearthed punk charts, as well as number 13 on the Unearthed overall charts. Following the release of Motor Mouth, Something Something Explosion released their latest single Burn It Down - which has been played on Triple J’s Short. Fast. Loud on multiple occasions since its release.

2019 was a massive year - the band living up to the part of being included in Hysteria Mag’s list of “Bands To Watch In 2019”. Having supported the likes of The Bennies, Luca Brasi, Bodyjar, 28 Days, and completing a national tour with Ocean Grove - as well as jumping on festivals such as UNIFY Gathering 2020, Dead Of Winter & Halloween Hysteria.


Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

03 Jul 2018

Triple J

Yep this is fun as hell.

Yep this is fun as hell.