Artist info


Punk, Rock

Sounds like

Rise Against, The Gaslight Anthem, Social Distortion , Guttermouth , Blink 182, Sum 41, Foo Fighters , Against Me!, Strung Out, Descendents, Unwritten Law

band members

Richard 'Babs' Jackson - vocals & guitar, Adam 'The Human Tractor' Goeldner - guitar, Ryan 'Rhinosaur' Pedlow - bass, Handsome Josh Jansen - drums


Four guys from Brisbane writing punk rock tunes, full of catchy hooks and fast riffs, it’s music you can dance or mosh to – take your pick. And it makes for one killer live show.

“We’ve always been about the live shows” says frontman Richard. “We want people to feel the energy of the songs, the fun and excitement we feel making music. If it makes you want to dance that’s great and if you happen to take something away from the songs that’s even better.”

Over the years, the lads have played everything from metal to motown, disco to jazz, and indie to psychobilly. Having all started out in various punk bands in the 1990s and early 2000s, they’ve returned to their punk roots with The Way We Were. Yet these other influences still remain and can be heard in their tunes.

Wasting no time since forming in 2015, the band has already achieved some cool things - supporting the likes of Unwritten Law (USA), Teenage Bottlerocket (USA), Nekromantix (Denmark), Columbus (QLD), The Dead Love (NSW) and ARIA nominated Born Lion (NSW), plus many more bands from around the country, touring the east coast of Australia, headlining shows in Brisbane, in-store’s, and Triple J, Unearthed, Triple M and 4ZZZ airplay.

The Way We Were’s self-titled EP and follow up single Tic-Tac-Toe were released in 2016 and followed up with an array of shows around Australia. 2018 sees the band back with brand new music, releasing their next single Killing Saturday in January.

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Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

16 Dec 2015

Triple J

Some nice grunt here, blokes.

Some nice grunt here, blokes.