If you’re still coming to terms with the news that Dreams, a collaboration between Silverchair’s Daniel Johns and Luke Steele of Empire Of The Sun and The Sleepy Jackson, are finally releasing tunes, then you’re about to get another hefty dose of good news, with some of Brisbane’s finest musos coming together to form a brand new rock supergroup.
Consisting of Luke Henery (Violent Soho), Simon Ridley (DZ Deathrays, Velociraptor), Branko Cosic (Tape/Off, Gold Stars), and Matthew Somers (I Heart Hiroshima), Total Pace is the newest supergroup on the block, serving up a mixture of tasty Aussie rock with some solid punk influences thrown in for good measure.
As Scenestr reports, the group formed after spending a number of years hanging out an talking about their favourite bands. Deciding to step away from their main acts briefly to write and compose some new tunes, the group have dropped their debut single, ’73’, to help celebrate the news.
“A thirst for blitzing fun times brought the group together after having spent many nights hanging out, drinking each others band riders over the years talking about some of their favourite punk bands,” the group explained in a statement.
“After months of trying not to exclusively write songs about beer, and somehow avoiding a beer pun for a name, Total Pace are here to really just have a good time.”
If you like what you hear, the band are set to make their live debut next month, performing at Brisbane’s Black Bear Lodge, with Electric Zebra coming along for the ride. There’s still more supports to be announced, but if you’re keen on seeing some of Brisbane’s most talented musicians all under the same roof, then you’d better head over to the Facebook event page for more info.
Check out Total Pace’s ’73’:
Total Pace’s Debut Show
With Electric Zebra
Thursday, July 19th
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD (18+)