Emerging Artists #19 – Bleeding Knees Club
May 10, 2011 by Chris Cummins
We’ll be the first to admit that we’ve been basking in a sea of hazy synths and shimmering textures of late, but when we got sent over a track from Australian duo Bleeding Knees Club we couln’t help but be jolted from our stupor by their lo-fi guitars. And with their lof-fi buzz providing us with some much needed reinvigoration, we thought it would only be right to invite the band to introduce themsleves via our usual set of questions…
Standard first question; how did you all get together, where you all from and why did you decide to make music together?
I was born in California then moved to Australia when I was around 2 and my mum took me to some day care center and thats where I met Jordan. We didnt really hang out much as teenagers, then last year we both didnt have jobs so we started to hang out again. Then Jordan got a drum kit in his garage one day and we had a guitar so we just sort of started to make noise and stuff.
What’s behind the band’s sound and how did you come to it?
We are both into punk music and when we were starting we both really liked the first Wavves album and a lot of that California garage music, so thats the kind of music we wanted to try and play. Also, we both have never learnt how to play our instruments, so the music we play is pretty much the only music we were skilled enough to play.
What equipment are you using for recording, and is there any particular reason behind the choice?
Im going to play bongo drums and Jordan is going to play a harp.
Where was the band’s first show and what was was it like?
We played at a warehouse party in the sunshine coast in Queensland around march last year. I think we played like 3 songs that went for about 1 minute each. It was pretty scary .
What’s been your favourite gig you’ve played?
I think our last Gold Coast show before we came to London was the best. It sold out and it got kinda out of control. Heaps of people were bleeding and the bouncers were beating kids in the mosh and stuff.
What can people expect when they come to your live shows?
Wild Buffalo, knee slides, fireworks, cars exploding.
If you could get one band to reform who would it be?
Do you have any confirmed plans for an album yet and if so what can we expect?
Yeah, we are off to New York at the end of may to record with Dev from Lightspeed Champion. The new songs are pretty similar to the EP, but there are a few punkier songs and a few mellower songs too.
What’s up next for the band?
We are just hanging out in London for a few weeks playing shows then going to record and stay in New York for a month, then coming back to London.