New local band Stork have been doing the rounds lately, playing a heap of gigs ranging from house-parties to supporting big interstate acts like Verge Collection and Skegss. All of this has happened since Summer last year when after a surf, four mates thought they'd have a go at making music. Today, they have unveiled their very first song 'No Waves No Babes', recorded by the talented Colby Robertson from Swirl Records.
Encapsulating life on the midcoast just South of Adelaide, the four piece's surf/garage/punk rock has already captured attention from hoards of punters. Every Stork show has a loyal crowd in tow, eager to bust out the surf boards for a literal crowd surf.
Stork take influence from Aussie acts including Bad//Dreems, Skegss and Drunk Mums as well as international outfits like The Black Lips and FIDLAR. Add to this, a healthy appreciation for classic acts such as The Boss and this sees Stork unleash a healthy blend of punk/surf/garage rock.
- Jack 'Beers' Manning
The name Stork comes from bassist Jack Stokes misspelling his own name while decking out a surfboard (an easy mistake apparently). 'No Waves No Babes' was originally written about Chris the drummer being stressed, but after sitting round drunk with The Weathered Headz boys at Falls Festival it evolved. We absolutely love this track, it's grimey punk sound makes you want to wind your car windows down and sing it to the world.
On the back of their shows with Skegss, Verge Collection and The Magic Bones, the secret from the South is well and truly out - we highly recommend getting on board the Stork wave. They bring the most fun, raw, local live shows we've seen to date, with witty in-your-face songwriting and a whole heap of talent; expect to hear more of this garage rock gold in the future. Yewww.
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