Friday 27th October
These New South Whales (Album Launch)
Doors 8:30pm / $15+bf Thru Oztix (HERE)
These New South Whales are a self-proclaimed “BuzzBand” from Newcastle, Australia. They bring a fresh brand of power and song writing to post-punk. Like most bands they draw on influences from many genres including punk, garage, metal, new wave and goth but unlike most bands they have managed to embrace and enhance these influences together to merge a fresh new brand of punk.
It wasn’t long until the band earned a reputation on the Sydney underground punk scene as a raucous, unpredictable and exciting beast. Live, in 2017, These New South Whales are taking audiences to new depths. Donning nipple tape, nauseating strobe lights, smoke machines and twisted vocal FX pedals, These New South Whales create sonic hell-scapes with deeply pitch bent vocals, jarring loops and screaming, heavy guitars that effortlessly manage to engage and break down barriers by confusing, scarring/scaring (take your pick), surprising and most importantly entertaining their ever-growing fan base.
These New South Whales is a constantly evolving beast and an experiment in creativity and performance through the punk lens. 2015 saw the band set out to blur the lines even further by releasing a mockumentary online series about the band giving the performance art aspect new channels to evolve and reach audiences beyond the live stage. Inspired by real audience reactions and engagement to the the band and it’s live performances, the series is, at it’s core, a satire and commentary on the music industry at large, musicians themselves and a playful exploration of punk music and the archetypal characters that exist in and around this world.
Highly acclaimed by fans, media and peers alike, the mockumentary series features cameos from local and international heros including METZ, CHVRCHES, Royal Headache, DMA’s, Kirin J Callinan and DZ Deathrays with Season Two (in the works) set to include cameos from The Cure, Jimmy Barnes and Daniel Johns to name a few.