Bench Press

(Melbourne, AUS // Poison City Records)

Bench Press play a unique brand of Post Punk which draws inspiration from the taut wireyness of Devo and early Talking Heads, along with heavier elements of 80s post hardcore. Put these influences into a blender with a heavy splash of Australian garage, package them into hook filled, three minute doses of noisy pop and you have an idea of what to expect from this four piece.

Formed in Melbourne in 2016, Bench Press built their name locally on their dynamic, nervy live show and quickly signed to Poison City Records to release their self titled debut in 2017, leading to extensive tours of Australia, New Zealand and Europe including the famed Binic Festival in 2018.

The last 12 months has seen Bench Press release their follow up album, ‘Not the Past, Can’t be the Future’ to acclaim including nomination for the prestigious Australian Music Prize, as well as keeping up a relentless gig schedule including multiple Australasian tours and high profile supports for Idles.

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