Artist info

Genre

Punk, Rock


band members

Sam Hunn - Guitar/Vocals || Jeremy Hughes - Bass || Will Colvin - Drums


Website

verticolitas.bandcamp.com/

Bio

Hobart's Verticoli occupies a niche in Australian music shared by few others. Combining unrelenting groove with a passion for heaviness and harmony, the band has forged a raucous alternative rock sound that stands alone.

The passionate three-piece has gigged heavily across Australia, and supported iconic Australian bands such as Cog, Kingswood, DZ Death Rays, The Delta Riggs, and British India. The band also scored themselves a spot at the 2014/2015 Marion Bay Falls Festival.

In 2015, Verticoli independently released their debut LP Punching Bag. Produced by Red Planet's Jake Long and singer/guitarist Sam Hunn, the album was well received by music publications and community radio across the country. 2016 saw Verticoli release their single Positions, which they toured nationally with Melbourne 2-piece the Hunted Crows.

In 2017, Verticoli returned to the studio to record Free Will, a 5-track EP produced and mixed by Jake Long and mastered by Forrester Savell. This EP spawned the single ‘Free Will’, which scored Verticoli the opening spot at Party in the Paddock, courtesy of triple J.

Following a hiatus in 2018, 2019 sees Verticoli move to Victoria, with the return of original drummer Will Colvin to the ranks, accompanied by new recruit Jeremy Hughes of Melbourne metal outfit Wither. Verticoli will be hitting the studio in May to record new material, with the intention to tour in August to support forthcoming single ‘So Far’.

What they say:

'They are just doing their own thing, and in pursuing a sound that is so uncool they are managing to be cool as fuck' - The Music

'The songs are exceptionally strong, sticking in your mind for a long time afterwards; the riffs are huge; the grooves are fat as fuck, and you get the sense this stuff would rock the hell out of small, sweaty live venue.' - Beat, 4/5 stars.

'Punching Bag is an album that really shows Verticoli as an Australian band to celebrate... Maybe it’s the musicianship, the production or the intrepid sense of humour, but there's something special about Punching Bag that demands repeated play.' - The Music, 4/5 stars.

Unearthed in 2018

Party In The Paddock

21 Jan 2018

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Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

18 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

This is robust and enriching! Sound like I'm describing mum's osso buco but I mean it about this hefty morsel of meaty prog.

This is robust and enriching! Sound like I'm describing mum's osso buco but I mean it about this hefty morsel of meaty prog.

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Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

08 Aug 2019

Triple J
35

dramatic punk which kicks hard.

dramatic punk which kicks hard.

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Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

06 Nov 2017

Triple J
40

Some riffage Billy Corgan would have been proud of back in the day. Love the hugeness.

Some riffage Billy Corgan would have been proud of back in the day. Love the hugeness.