We All Drive
Joel Sims - Vocals/Guitar Thomas Hayes - Drums
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There's always something unique about how Joel Sims and Thomas Hayes can make a lot of noise for two people (their parents can vouch for that; it pisses them off) and pull of a performance to get everyone jumping and highlight their night. As ‘We All Drive’, these two have been travelling up and down the south-east area of Queensland, slowly making a name for themselves with their big sound. Formed in early 2018, the pair met each other during their years of high school and were easily drawn to the stage thanks to the likes of Queens of The Stone Age, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Highly Suspect and Polish Club.
In 2019, the band released their latest single “Kingscliff” which referenced all the good times that occurred in the duo's adolescent years and acted as a tribute to the friends they've made. The single, along with their rereleased song from 2018, "Dead Weight", have received praise from both fans and reviewers. The pair then released their follow up single "Chalk" in early 2020 and played the Woolly Mammoth Mane Stage in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane to celebrate the release. Since before then, the pair have also been given many opportunities that came their way including rocking out a sold-out show at the Brass Monkey in Sydney, playing multiple Battle of the Bands competitions at The Brightside in Brisbane, and are only just scratching the surface of what’s to come for them.
During their hiatus during the year due to the pandemic, the duo set about to writing and recording a new selection of songs for an EP release. One of these tracks is their latest single 'State of Emergency' which is described as a grounded, alarming rock track with a loud protesting chorus which takes aim at the corrupt hierarchy that denies everyone's rights to a simple and better world.
Whilst jamming out riff fuelled energy towards their onlooking crowd, this dynamic duo will have their songs stuck in your head for the rest of the night. Fair warning though: if you end up going to one of their shows, bring an umbrella. It may get wet.