Honestly, snaps for anyone who managed to do anything last year, even if it was just getting out of bed each and every day. Plenty of us got by, some of us more comfortably than others, but very few thrived. Indeed, you’ll be hard pressed to find many stories of victory over the crush of 2020 but there are some, one being that of Sydney punks BOYSCLUB.
As we heard many times from those who did so, even just writing and releasing music within a pandemic was tough enough; BOYSCLUB formed during the pandemic, during a time where there were no shows to support their debut singles – a situation that ‘tough’ hardly describes. Ahead of their well-deserved return to the stage for a run of Australian tour dates, Blunt Magazine caught up with drummer Skarlett and bassist Lou backstage at The Factory Theatre.
If you blinked at any time towards the end of last year, there’s every chance you missed BOYSCLUB’s ascension to the tier of airwave and headphone dominators. Through a series of singles: ‘Love Sick’, ‘She’, ‘The Atrocity’, ‘Villains’ and their latest cut ‘Best For You’, BOYSCLUB have scored nods of approval not just from fans, but the industry alike.
It isn’t just their gorilla-grip handle on punk rock sensibilities that has BOYSCLUB turning heads, but their unflinching efforts to dismantle the patriarchy and the so-called prevailing wisdoms of the day through song. We chat with the band about their chosen subject matter, and their desired outcome of taking on the big topics.
The troupe will be keeping the show on the road in the coming weeks with an extensive run of dates throughout the land. Armed with the immutable confidence that their ideas work, 2021 is truly BOYSCLUB’s for the taking.
BOYSCLUB Australian Tour Dates
Tickets available via BOYSCLUB
Sunday, 14th February
Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
Sunday, 21st February
Frankies Pizza Mini Festival, Sydney
Friday, 26th February
Golden Vine Hotel, Bendigo
Saturday, 27th February
Last Chance Rock & Roll Ball
Sunday, 28th February
Backyard Punk Festival, Adelaide
Friday, 5th March
Vinnies Dive Bar, Gold Coast
Saturday, 6th March
Howl & Moan / Skate Park show, Byron Bay
Sunday, 7th March
The Bearded Lady, Brisbane
Friday, 12th March
The Basement, Canberra
Sunday, 14th March
The Servo, Port Kembla