The Good Call Live Team are coming together in support of Support Act for #ausmusictshirtday … and we’re not doing it without a little help from our friends!
Today we have FeelsClub. The local Brisbane 5-piece have bounded onto the scene in the last couple of years with their own infectious brand of sometimes raw, allegedly erotic, mostly unapologetic “trash pop”, which generates an uncontrollable desire to dance.
They have toured extensively playing a bunch of local festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, jumped on support slots for the likes of Chk Chk Chk, Philadelphia Grand Jury and Dorsal Fins and have recently ventured over to Japan. FeelsClub released their debut EP ‘After The Fall’ at the end of October. You can check it out HERE.
Feels Club have a couple of interstate dates coming up and are on the bill for Yonder Festival at the end of November in the Mary Valley. Check out their upcoming dates HERE.
Have a read of what ALL the members of FeelsClub had to say about their choice of band shirts and the importance of talking about and supporting mental health in the music industry:
Remember – YOU can help support the cause too by donating to our Official, Support-Act endorsed fundraising effort HERE
Tell us about your Aus Music T-Shirt:
Jonnie Vaughn aka St Jonnie (Vocals / Guitar):
“Too many bands go for the standard name or over the top print… not Soviet X-Ray Record Club… They always went simple, subtle yet bold much like their music I miss seeing live so much. They still go down as one of my top Aus bands and when I wear one of these shirts (I have 2 so they don’t wear out) it takes me back to sweeter days… see this band live always used to rattle me in just the right ways. They are still on Spotify so check ‘em out and pray for a reunion with me!!“
Mika Campbell aka MKA (Vocals / Ableton):
“Oh how I have worn this (hand stitched) band shirt in the almost 3 years of it being in my embrace. I have chopped it, stained it, taken it on tour, taken it to Japan, bleached it and stained it again. But this shirt isn’t just a pretty face that has been with me through a lot, the artist behind it, Dying Adolescence, also holds significance in the realms of self and social struggles. His live show runs deep, even when he’s just playing solo; reminding you with every lyric, angsty guitar strum, and unique tonality of his voice, that you’re not alone and it’s okay to feel.“
Liam Finter aka L Slip (Guitar / Keys):
“Newcastle’s Raave Tapes have been a favourite of mine for a couple of years and following their electro-thrash journey from house party to the festival stage has been one to behold. Their live sets are always decorated with positivity, humour and most importantly create a safe space for all.“
Leith Jacobs aka DJLJ (Bass / Keys):
“If you think Dr Sures Unusual Practice is a crazy name, wait until you hear them live! They are a great band from Melbourne who play dizzying guitar driven post-punk, reminiscent of Talking Heads after one too many coffees. Recently, the lead singer had a bunch of gear stolen from his sharehouse. But out of that horrible situation it was awesome to see the local community donate a bunch of money, to ensure the band keep on keepin’ on.“
Maxwell Kennedy aka Pepe Mac (Drums):
“I’ve chosen to wear my first POND shirt that I bought after the release of their album ‘The Weather’. The songs on this album are always with me. I always reference the effects and tones used on the album ‘The Weather’ for our material. POND’s live shows always deliver a message of accountability of our actions in all forms. I have great respect for these men and I will always love them wholeheartedly.“
Aus Music T-Shirt Day is a super important initiative in the Australian music industry. Why is it such an important initiative to you?
“AusMusic T-Shirt Day is such a huge celebration for us. We get to highlight all the amazing work our friends make and give back to the community that supports us. Community is such an important element to a healthy lifestyle and one that gets pushed aside so quickly in a modern age. It is important for any growth or change to bond as a community first and share the load of a common goal. AusMusic T-shirt Day is a great chance for us and other musos to get behind a community to make positive change.“
We know that mental health can slip under the radar in this business. Why is it vital to talk about your mental health?
“Conversation starts change. It is a complex issue but the starting point is simple. We need to talk about it until it’s not just commonplace for people in the arts to understand but also the broader community. Stop thinking ‘left and right’ or ‘us and them’ when it comes to mental health. It affects us all and we need to be able to tackle this one open-mindedly with the idea of education from the ground up if we actually want to make this work. Catch yourself before you talk down about someone else’s way of life and first think “how can I approach this as their friend and not their opposition or their critic”. We need to be able to talk as friends to make this work and keep it on the radar.“
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