28 Days ready to play in Melbourne and release new album
Well, anyone in Australia that is into some form of skate punk music would know a small Melbourne based band called 28 Days. Very recently I caught up with Damo to ask what’s the deal; see what I did there… When Damo called the first time, I was sitting on the dunny and I tell you, I nearly picked up the phone to rip one out, then tell him I’m just ripping it up, but instead I took the mature approach; just let it ring out and sent him a text. Probably didn’t need to know that, ah well, moving on…
28 Days are currently working on releasing their latest album, which has taken close to three years to make so far. They’re taking their time with this one and are looking to release it DIY style at the end of the year. They are recording at Woodstock Studios in Melbourne; which is a famous recording studio and was previously owned by Joe Camilleri from the Black Sorrows.
Damo also mentioned that they’re most likely going to release the album digitally and not charge people for it. “We don’t even know if we’ll sell the album, might just upload it for free for whoever wants it” which is probably the best move as not many people buy albums these day. Damo is huge a fan of downloading music and said “We’re not interested in squeezing people out, just happy that people come to our shows to watch us play.”
On August 4, 28 Days will be playing at the Evelyn Hotel in Melbourne. “Yeah we love playing there, it’s all good fun and we hardly play in Melbourne these days; which is weird because we live in Melbourne.” More information at bottom of this post.
28 Days are also planning on putting away the snowboards for a bit and picking up the boarding pass with plans to head down to Hobart. “Hobart is the best place to play in Australia, we have the best fun down there. I’ve noticed we’re starting to get some younger kids to our gigs these days, which I think are the younger brothers of your generation, which is cool.” then I replied “yeah man, I’ve noticed Bodyjar is playing around again.” right away Damo said “Bands like Bodyjar, Frenzal and others from that kind of time, it’s more about the fun for us.”
I couldn’t agree more and there are people around that still have fun at show; Guttermouth keep coming back for a reason and I don’t think it’s for the flat visor caps and mosh shorts.
28 DAYS could be charged with heralding the modern Aussie punk sound. Starting fifteen years ago, these young men from the suburban wastelands of Bacchus Marsh, plied their trade for three years before releasing their halcyon second album ‘UPSTYLEDOWN’. It has since become a landmark Australian record.
The album went gold and sat smugly at number one on the national ARIA Charts. One could hardly have claimed to be a child of the nineties without thrashing to ‘Rip it Up’ or ‘Sucker’ at least once.
28 Days proceeded to release another three albums, sell out shows across the country and caused the type mayhem that only punk bands seem to be secretly endowed with the knowledge to wreak. These past few years have been somewhat subdued in comparison, the band taking up their guitars for rare one off performances.
We now find ourselves nearing the date of one of these rare performances. Saturday 4 August marks the date that 28 Days will storm the stage of the Evelyn Hotel. Five years since they last tore shit up at the iconic Fitzroy venue 28 Days will drag with them a host of fans attained over years of servitude to the scene.
Entry is $20 via Moshtix and $25 on the door and support comes from two super-secret pals.
28 Days @ the Evelyn Hotel
Saturday 4 August