The Good Call Live Team are coming together in support of Support Act for #ausmusictshirtday … and we are doing it with a little help from our friends!
Something Something Explosions‘ ‘Punk Rock Goddess’, Grace Drummond is up next! Not only does she slay on vocals and guitar at the front of punkers, Something Something Explosion, Grace is also a solo artist and can pelt out powerful growling punk songs along with delicate and beautiful ballads with a voice that soars through whatever venue she is performing at. To add to all of that, she is just a really lovely person and we are stoked to have her join our AusMusic T-Shirt Day feature series!
Something Something Explosion are originally from Toowoomba and have recently taken up residence in Melbourne. The band exploded into the scene and into the hearts of punk lovers everywhere with their heartfelt tunes, full of well written lyrics and bass lines that we love watching bassist, Daimon Motbey play as Grace jokes about him writing tricky bass lines then having fun trying to play them (but play them he does, and he plays them to perfection!) SSE have supported and played along side a long list of awesome bands such as Frenzal Rhomb, The Bennies, Bodyjar, Ocean Grove, King Parrot, Clowns, Butterfingers and more! They’ve worked closely with Frenzals’, Jay Whalley with some of their music (he features on their track Motor Mouth) and they’ve played a stack of music festivals such as Dead Of Winter, Halloween Hysteria and UNIFY.
We can’t wait to see what comes next for Something Something Explosion! Stay up to date and follow them on Facebook HERE.
Have a read of what Grace had to say about her choice of band shirt 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:
“Nearly my entire wardrobe consists of Australian band shirts, but my Frenzal Rhomb ‘Classic Pervert’ shirt is one that I have worn to absolute death. It’s my favourite. Frenzal are our adoptive punk rock dads and I cannot put into words how grateful I am that people like them exist. They inspire me every day as musicians and as people.”
Aus Music T-Shirt Day is a super important initiative in the Australian music industry. Why is it such an important initiative to you?
“Aus Music T-Shirt Day helps raise money for Support Act – who not only help people in the music industry who are struggling financially due to crisis situations, but also have a 24/7 wellbeing hotline, which I think is amazing. They are such an incredible organisation in everything that they do and the Australian music industry is very lucky to have a group like that, a group that we can trust to have our backs.”
We know that mental health can slip under the radar in this business. Why is it vital to talk about your mental health?
“Life is brutal, man. Sometimes it’s more than “oh, I just had a bad day.” Talking with people about what’s going on really helps – even just telling someone what you’re feeling can help you process the emotion and the reason behind it. It’s important to remember that you are not alone. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to your friends and family, give Support Act (1800 959 500) or Lifeline (13 11 14) a call. There’s nothing wrong with putting yourself first and taking care of your mental health when you need to.”
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