Indie, Punk, Rock (#alternativerock #emo #Alternative #punk #melodichardcore)
Indie, Metal, Pop, Punk, Rock (# garage rock # indie # punk rock # metal # Hardcore #crossover # punk # thrash)
Dance, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock (# Allaussiehiphop-aussie hip hop # rap # hip hop # aussie # rock # slumber heights)
Central Coast, NSW
Melbourne folk-punks The Football Club have proven they're Ones To Watch in 2017 with a string of absolutely devastating hits. Hop on now before this train leaves the station.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
We call our style of music 'passion pop' - it's a cheap mix of folk, punk, folk-punk, and everything in between - we actually started off as a very earnest folk band (Leah was going to learn the mandolin for us!) before realising that the true path of enlightenment is overdrive pedals and crying.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
The human condition, social injustice, and the career stability that only alternative rock music can provide.
What can punters expect from a The Football Club live show?
Punters can expect to see the rock band The Football Club play a number of our original rock songs, in an order we will determine during the panicked 15 minutes between the last band finishing and us having to start our set.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
'Don't go to law school, son - everybody knows the real money is in folk-punk'.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
'Let's Go Out' by Alex Lahey. Huge, merciless banger.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
'Public Phone' by Wedding Ring Bells. The last song on the last Fergus Miller record. Try not to cry. Cry heaps.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
'Boyfriend (Repeat)' by Confidence Man. Try not to boogie. Boogie heaps.
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Ceres at Howler - they're the coolest, their album from last year was totally in my top ten! Huge energy, huge vibes.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you.
We love the Melbourne music community! Big ups to Two Steps on the Water, Camp Cope, Poison City Records and Sad Grrrls Club (although they're not strictly Melbourne!).
What are your plans for the rest of 2017?
We just released our song 'Ivy', which comes off a 7" that we're gonna put out in late May/early June with another song called 'Spencer'! Then we're touring through May with our pal Alex Lahey, as well as some other things you'll learn about soon. Then towards the end of the year, we're going to head into the studio and see what comes out...View Profile Hide Interview
Gold Coast, QLD
Lo-fi bluesy punk with a party vibe from two young upstarts from the Gold Coast.
Bleeding Knees Club Q&A
Tell us about your music – how did you develop your sound? It developed in our garage. We started jamming in March this year and it's kinda just gone from there. We just like short, easy songs. They're way more fun to play live and people don't have to think about it as much. Leaves more room in their brains to think about partying...
What should a punter expect at your show?
A guitar and a drum and two kids and heaps of knee-slides, some bubble machines and tribute to Casey Donovan.
Tell us about the Gold Coast scene.
It's starting to get alot better. There's a bunch of good bands emerging from the shadows now which is cool. No real 'scene' as such because most of the bands are into different styles, but everyone is real supportive and goes to each others shows.
What’s coming up in the future?
Our EP comes out of the closet on Friday 22nd October which is rad. We also go on tour around the country with the Yacht Club guys starting this week which we think is going to be loose. Other than that, we've got a few more shows and festival support slots and then its summer!
Australian music is?
Casey DonovanView Profile Hide Interview