Artist info

Genre

Punk, Rock


Sounds like

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Archers Of Loaf, Screamfeeder


band members

Branko Cosic / Cameron Smith / Ben Green / Nathan Pickels


Influences

Pavement, Fugazi, Regurgitator, Gocsy


Website

Gig

Tape/Off

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

27 Apr

The Old Bar

Melbourne, 3065

Melbourne

8:00pm

Featured Gig

28

Apr

Tape/Off

Crown & Anchor

Adelaide, SA

8:00pm

Bio

Brimming with Tape/Off’s trademark fuzzed-out catchiness, the aggressively chiming guitars and driving rhythms of Day In, Day Out mirror the track’s urgent narrative of social breakdown amidst a backdrop of class division and social apathy.

It’s a snapshot of a world where empathy for one’s fellow man is firmly a relic of the past – “Get a job mate, get a f**king job! Get a haircut!” – and ends with frontman Nathan Pickels spitting “Ritual disgust” in a totemic display of societal despair, seeming to sense that perhaps there is no solution to this modern malaise.

Day In, Day Out – the first taste of their long-awaited second album Broadcast Park.

Tape/Off’s acclaimed debut Chipper (Sonic Masala) came out to much fanfare back in 2014, making the longlist for that year’s AMP award and spawning the singles Pedestal Fan and Different Order as it loudly announced the foursome as an act to be reckoned with.

A standalone single Let’s Have A Baby followed in 2015, but Broadcast Park – due in July 2018 through Brisbane indie label Coolin’ By Sound (Thigh Master, Shrapnel, Spiral Stairs) – is their first substantial body of work in four years.

Stalwarts of the Brisbane scene Tape/Off have played alongside a swag of international acts such as Royal Blood, Kurt Vile, Pity Sex, Earthless and Future Of The Left as well as homegrown bands including Violent Soho, DZ Deathrays, Screamfeeder, The Peep Tempel, Batpiss and Harmony.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

13 Apr 2018

Triple J
40

Turned the apathy around them into an anthem. And a good one too.

Turned the apathy around them into an anthem. And a good one too.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

10 Apr 2018

Triple J
40

Love the scorn with which you spit 'global. financial. climate'. Roaring guitars and cutting lyrics. What's not to love?

Love the scorn with which you spit 'global. financial. climate'. Roaring guitars and cutting lyrics. What's not to love?

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

09 Apr 2018

Triple J
45

just call me john williamson because this is a huge rip rip woodchip. throw me in the bin.

just call me john williamson because this is a huge rip rip woodchip. throw me in the bin.