Having played over 100 gigs in 4 years by the age of 18, the band recently won the Queenscliff Music Festival Emerging Artists Grant, which they used to record their second songs, due for release in late 2019. Their new album, produced by Scott Wilson and Neil Gray from Big Sky studio who worked on Dan Sultan, Chris Cheney (Living End) and Vasco Era, contains ten tracks that combine various genres within each song adding to their energetic rock sound.
The band exploded onto the Queenscliff Music Festival stage leaving plenty of new fans blown away. The Refuge’s signature sound is emitted through their stellar stage presence, which is powerful vocals, staggering guitar riffs, explosive drumming and killer bass playing. The Refuge were recently ranked 3rd on the bands to watch list after King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Rolling Blackouts by the Weekly Review.
Greyjacks are four dudes who didn’t know each other but were summoned together through a mutual love of punk music. Fast-paced and at times frantic sounds blast through our amps as we harken back to the “good-ol days” of 80’s punk rock; relishing in a strong hint of ska to keep it barely alive. We wear our music influences on our shirts.