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6 Local Bands We're Digging Right Now


6 Local Bands We're Digging Right Now

Jason Katsaras

While it may be the colder months, theres been no shortage of *hot* and *toasty* gigs from some great local bands. The amount of energy and talent coming from this city is bloody astounding right now. So without further ado, here are 6 bands that we particularly dig, (there's heaps more, but alas, another time).


Donnarumma are a roots rock trio who pack one hell of a punch, with considerable skill and talent. Many will have seen these guys gigging around the place almost every week, always drawing a strong crowd. Lately however, they've given us something concrete to listen to in the form of their debut 'Billy Billy' EP. This EP was a feature release on Radio Adelaide, and last week the group launched it with great success at the Grace Emily. Louis Donnarumma's out of this world vocal and guitar talent, which is shown at every live gig, is also captured beautifully in the EP. You'd be silly not to get around these gems of human beings.



Just last week Somnium unveiled their debut album 'Omnism' to a packed out Crown and Anchor. The Psych rock group's debut release is incredible, akin to the sounds of King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard or Pond'. Interestingly this was also Swirl Records first ever album release, a milestone for the label. Somnium, live has all the warmth and psych character captured on 'Omnism', so we highly encourage checking them out.

No Oaths

No Oaths are a relatively new punk band with a stack of talent behind them. Consisting of members of the now broken up Raccoon City Police Department, the group play a frenetic and grungey brand of punk, complete with the energetic vocals of frontman Dylan Cooper. As a whole, they are as tight as it gets and each song is packed with dark bittersweet emotion. The group is set to make waves interstate too as they join mates Suburban Haze on their national tour. We also hear that they've been in the studio of late and will have new music for us at some time in the future. Expect it to be huge.

Listen to their track 'Anything At All' here.


Siamese are another band from the infamous Swirl Records, a mark which signifies a certain quality as deemed by the Swirl team. After releasing their debut single 'Computer Patient' Siamese have had a huge few months of late, playing with Polish Club, Hockey Dad and many of Adelaide's larger gigs. Their music is so grungey, so huge and so distinctive it's even earned them the attention of Myf Warhurst as their track appeared in a Double J promo. Catch them soon at the Adelaide Beer and BBQ festival and the Monkey House Festival with Horror My Friend and Dumb Punts.

Goon Bomb

When we first heard of Goon Bomb we honestly thought they'd be 'just another goon band'. However after catching these guys recently at Format we can say they are so much bloody more. Led by the vocals of frontman Rickythis band epitomises Aussie punk. Sometimes discordant,  always fun and fast paced, Goon Bomb's music forced us stage-front like a moth to the flame. The group very much reminded us of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, a prolific Melbourne band who set the standard for such cathartic punk antics. Make sure to catch Goon Bomb real soon, we promise you'll have a good time.


Kashaguava are new kids on the block and have only played a couple of shows at the Crown and Anchor and Ancient World. However, there multi-instrumental indie psychedelic pop rock has been very well received in that time. Led by the astounding vocals of Jess, the group is a force of nature to see live,  they seem at home in the lime light for such a new group. As well as releasing new music soon, the group has landed a spot on the coveted Winterfest 2017 with The Murlocs, cementing their emergence in the scene as a great new act.

All images courtesy of each bands Facebook page.