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Dust

Punk | Australia

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Newcastle post-punk quintet dust are fast cementing their status as one of the country’s most singular and essential bands. Urgent, mesmeric, and arresting both on and off the stage, the collective have wasted no time in ensuring that their music and message reaches as far as it possibly can.

Forming against the backdrop of COVID in May 2020, the group – comprising of vocalists and guitarists Gabriel Stove and Justin Teale, bassist Liam Smith, guitarist and saxophonist Adam Ridgway, and drummer Kye Cherry – gathered whenever they could to hone their craft, performing at every possible chance as they sharpened their sprawling yet intricate sound.

Unleashing debut single ‘STARE’ in early 2021, dust soon found themselves gracing the live stage with greater frequency. In March 2022, the band opened up the Newcastle leg of the THIS THAT festival, with support slots for high-profile names such as Bad//Dreems, Pist Idiots, Party Dozen, CIVC, and ARSE following soon after.

All the while, dust were hard at work behind the scenes, putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming debut EP, 'et cetera, etc' released in March 2023.

Offering a contemporary take on Australian post-punk, along with elements of experimental jazz and electronic music, dust have curated a sound that is as dark, introspective, and angular as it is powerful and progressive.

Leaning heavily on themes of mortality, family, and social commentary, et cetera, etc arrives not just as an accomplished debut, but a vital addition to local music as a whole.

Their EP has allowed dust to reach new audiences and already expand their fanbase beyond their Australian roots with international touring and showcases this year along with returning to Europe and the UK in November, ending at London's Pitchfork Festival.

As dust continues to evolve and explore new musical territories, Together, they’re set to provide Australian music with the sort of powerful jolt that will reverberate for years to come.

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