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The Belligerents Inside, Outside & Beyond

It's what every young band hopes be chosen from the masses of other artists to get up and do their thing in front of a festival crowd for the career launching gig of a lifetime. This was the lucky fortune back in 2012 for The Belligerents with a win in the Triple J competition for a spot opening for Parklife...since then, there have been some high highs and a couple of lows, but life is never easy when you're in the music business. Speaking with Kon and Andy after their show at Solbar Maroochydore, I asked for the scoop on their innovative first full length album release due post mid year.

Currently touring, Kon was excited to share the crowds have been pretty hectic. With more magic onstage than Houdini and dance moves David Byrne could learn from, Lowis sure gets the crowd participating... James, Kon, Sam and Andy create a sound I describe as alternative psych pop, inspired a little, by a lot of your faves such as Caribu, Pond, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard or Metronomy, the cutting edge sound is like none other. The Belligerents have grown together as a band over the last 18 months, producing a stunning debut that is currently in the process of having the final touches put together. Click on this pic to experience Lowis in fine live form!

After another single release, the guys will head back out on tour promoting their crafty work which has been recorded locally on Stradbroke Island. Andy was kind enough to share that they have concentrated on writing for the love of music, in fact there has never been a point where they did anything other than that. There was a time where they hit a low funk and kept pushing through writing a bunch of new stuff that was never really expected to go too far, however it seems it's their best work yet and I for one can't wait to hear more. They have incorporated four new tracks into the show for this tour and are super stoked with the new material getting the crowds frenzied all over Aus.

With their fan base growing on foreign shores there are plans to take the debut overseas, they have also been nominated for a 'Corner Award' for "breaking the mold and making an impact with their music" by a panel of industry peers, and opened for the Queensland Music Awards earlier this year for an audience of Aus music greats and heavy weights. Hopes for the future include a dream to play at either Coachella or Primavera and I'm sure they will get there. Get your dancin' shoes on and check out this little beauty...

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