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These New South Whales
Band from Melbourne, Australia
“Australian punk royalty” (Monster Children, Tone Deaf) These New South Whales are a belt with many notches. Their “irresistible” songwriting (Kerrang!) and “old-school-cool energy” (The Line of Best Fit) has earned them international acclaim and a reputation as “one of the best punk bands in Australia” (triple j). Their hit Comedy Central show – touted as “the punk Flight of the Conchords” (NME) and “the best mockumentary since Spinal Tap” (Monster Children) – saw them become the first Australian band to develop and license a TV series to a cable television network. And their podcast What A Great Punk ended its debut year inside Spotify’s top five music podcasts before enjoying a sold-out live run at the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. While their reputation as all-round entertainers grows, their music has long outgrown the comedy label that defined their formative years. Their latest album, TNSW, debuted at #9 on the ARIA Australian Album Charts, with single ‘Changes’ earning full rotation on triple j and beginning 2023 as the station’s mo eleventh-most played track. It’s “the group’s crowning achievement”, says NME, and according to Mojo, “It's not even funny how comprehensively they kick the ass of most other contemporary punk-leaning ensembles”.
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