Bleeding Knees Club
If ever there was a Club to sign up to, it’s the one spearheaded by rip-roaring, party-hardy trio Jordan Malane, Alex Wall and Matt Woods.
An irrepressible garage-pop ‘n’ surf-punk group that burst out of Australia’s Gold Coast in 2010, Bleeding Knees Club have won hearts and minds through a reckless live reputation and, on the recorded front, with a swag of super-catchy tunes on their debut EP Virginity.
At home they quickly landed tours with the likes of Wavves and Lightspeed Champion, as well as a slot on the revered Big Day Out festival in January. The visceral thrill of EP cuts “Have Fun” and “Bad Guys” saw them flogged on Australian radio, and also made the rest of the world quickly sit up and take notice.
In May, Bleeding Knees Club temporarily relocated to the UK where they shared stages with Black Lips, Cults, Toro y Moi, Cerebral Ballzy and many more. They also scored spots on tastemaker festivals The Great Escape in Brighton, and Liverpool Sound City. Notoriously hard-to-impress UK music bible NME fawningly named them as one of the 50 Best New Bands of 2011, and fresh London singles label Noir snapped them up for a one-off 7″.
Jordan, Alex and Matt then high-tailed it to New York City, to record their forthcoming debut album with new BFF Dev Hynes (from Lightspeed Champion and Blood Orange) as producer.
The upcoming record encapsulates everything that’s made the world fall in love with Bleeding Knees Club these past 12 months : it’s a raw ‘n’ urgent set of super-fun songs about girls, getting high, and sticking it to The Man.
Now set to briefly leapfrog back to Australia to tour nationally with local legends The Vines, this good-time trio are truly bringing the party the world-over. Catch them wherever, whenever you can … it’s time to join the Club!