Introducing Punk Band The Wolston Butchers

The Wolston Butchers are a punk band from Brisbane/ Sunshine Coast. The Wolston Butchers are a punk band from Brisbane/ Sunshine Coast.

Since releasing their first single in mid-2019, Brisbane punks The Wolston Butchers have quickly established themselves on the local scene.

A mix of '90s flavoured skate-punk sounds that still remain true to their hardcore ethos, those who've seen The Wolston Butchers live can attest to the group's chaotic, highly energetic and crowd-engaging sets.

The Wolston Brothers newest EP is titled 'Third Tine Lucky', the six-tracker featuring such bangers as 'Blokes Of The World', 'Bring The Meat' and 'Mushy'.

Ahead of an appearance at Scorched Festival as part of Valley Fiesta, the band check in to answer a few fun questions.

Who is... We are The Wolston Butchers. We're a punk band from Brissie and the Sunny Coast. We formed a couple of years ago to relive our glory days of playing in bands together and have been at it ever since.

We sound like... I think our sound is hard to pin it to any specific band, but if you ever loved any Tony Hawk's Pro Skater soundtracks there's a good chance you'll enjoy what we do.

Our first gig was... As The Wolston Butchers was upstairs of the original Crowbar (RIP).

When did you settle on the group's name, and was it a unanimous decision... We settled on the name pretty quickly and each agreed that it was kind of quirky and had an unusual story to it, which we liked.

It came from stories of a dentist that had worked at the Wolston Correctional Centre who was notorious for allegedly being pretty barbaric in his treatment of patients, and earned the title the 'Wolston Butcher'.

In the studio we are usually... Incredibly exhausted by the end of each day, but love every second of it.

If we could tour with anyone... It would be someone like Clowns or Frenzal. Internationally though it would a dream to kick around with some old-school punk legends like NOFX or Bad Religion.

Social media is... A powerful tool. It can be a wonderful thing, or it can be incredibly toxic!

My favourite app at the moment is... Behind the usual suspects like Spotify and Sportsbet, my favourite app at the moment is probably the app we use for our in-ear mix. It's called MX-Q. It's been a game changer.

Life on the road can be... Draining but incredibly rewarding. Late nights, early mornings – but a great way to make some lifelong friends.

If you'll have us on your bill, all we ask is that our rider contains... Five large bowls of Skittles (no yellow or green), unlimited espresso martinis and a humidifier in the green room. Simple.

If you had to live in a city abroad, where would you choose and why? Nothing better than Brissie! We're in the best part of the world here and feel very fortunate to be here every day.

If we were coming over to your place, what would you cook us? Considering one of our singles is called 'Bring The Meat', it's got to be a BBQ for sure.

When it comes to pets are you a lover or hater of our furry friends? Definitely team doggo on this one. It's impossible to be upset while patting a cute pupperino.

What's the one chore you dislike the most? Loading out has to be up there.

Best local takeaway joint for a midnight feed that will leave you with a food coma? It's not quite a midnight snack, but Papas Corner at Stafford is good for a hangover feed and coffee.

Which fictional character best describes your personality? I think if Otto from 'The Simpsons' hung out with Charlie from 'It's Always Sunny' we'd be on the right track.

The band play Scorched Festival as part of Valley Fiesta joining VOIID, TOWNS, Waxflower and more at The Brightside (Brisbane) 29 October. The Wolston Butchers also play Tomcat (Brisbane) 19 November and Solbar (Sunshine Coast) 20 November.



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