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Live video: Backyard Surgeons first show in China

Australian punk rockers Backyard Surgeons recently started their first ever tour of China, and some live video from Shanghai has surfaced over here.

Backyard Surgeons most recent release, “Destined For Descent” is available on a pay-what-you-want basis over on their bandcamp page.



Backyard Surgeons offer free download of new album “Destined For Descent” (recommended)

If you’re into speedy, melodic punk rock you’re gonna want to check out this release. Backyard Surgeons have just put out their new album “Destined For Descent” and you can pick it up for pay-what-you-want download on their bandcamp page.

The album is a follow-up to their 2010 EP, “Totally Numb” which is also highly recommended.



Backyard Surgeons stream new song “Luke” off upcoming full-length

Personally, I’m really excited for the upcoming full-length from speedy, melodic punk act Backyard Surgeons and you should be too.  Here’s a reason why: The band is streaming a brand new song called “Luke” off the album and its fantastic.  You can listen to it right here.

Backyard Surgeons put out their debut EP, “Totally Numb,” last year on When’s Lunch Records.



Backyard Surgeons stream new song “Where’s The Beef”

Here’s something to be thankful for. Speedy, melodic punk act Backyard Surgeons are now streaming the 2nd new song from their upcoming album.  You can check out “Where’s The Beef” right here.  Man, I can’t wait for this album!

Backyard Surgeons put out their debut EP, “Totally Numb,” last year on When’s Lunch Records.



Backyard Surgeons reunite with original singer, streaming new song “Sparrow” from upcoming album

Just when I thought we’d heard the last from this band, Australia’s speedy, melodic skate punk act Backyard Surgeons have happily proved me wrong. After previously announcing his departure, it turns out singer Morgan Boal was able to rejoin the band after a brief hiatus.  What’s more, the band is currently recording music for a new album and they even have an unmastered demo of one of the tracks, “Sparrow,” streaming here.

Backyard Surgeons put out their debut EP, “Totally Numb,” last year on When’s Lunch Records.  I highly recommend you check it out.



Backyard Surgeons get a new singer, recording new album

Given that this band was one of my favorite discoveries of 2010 I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this yet, but Australia’s Backyard Surgeons have apparently gone out and gotten themselves a new singer.  Matt Goldsmith has stepped in to fill Morgan Boal’s shoes as the band’s new vocalist, and while this concerns me as a fan who actually liked the old vocalist, I’m also pretty excited about the second half of this story.  The band is apparently in the studio recording new tracks.  Not much known other than that but we’ll keep you posted.

Backyard Surgeons put out their debut EP, “Totally Numb,” last year on When’s Lunch Records.



Backyard Surgeons smash a bunch of crap to good music

My favorite Australian punk band, Backyard Surgeons, have posted a video for their song “Don’t Expect A Change,” in which they apparently got together a couple of high-speed video cameras and smashed the shit out of anything they could get their hands on.

The song is from their debut EP “Totally Numb” and if you aren’t yet familiar with these dudes, now’s a great time to check them out.  See the video here.



Backyard Surgeons post teaser trailer for punk rock documentary “No Anaesthetic”

Fresh off their Asian tour, Melbourne’s Backyard Surgeons have posted the trailer for their punk rock documentary, “No Anaesthetic”.  Watch the trailer here.  The band took Qiao Li on tour to document their travels in a part of the world many bands avoid.  This is what he had to say about the film:

“Melbourne punk-rock five-piece Backyard Surgeons decided in 2010 that with no money, no label and no help they wanted to go on a road trip tour through post-communist China and South-East Asia.  31 days, 18 shows, 14 cities, 4 countries, 1 band.  They walked, they ran, they drank, they fell, they fought, they swore, they laughed, they sang, they dreamt, they reflected, they learnt. They had the time of their lives. What started out as a DIY touring holiday became much, much and I was there to catch it all on camera.  No managers, no money, no limits, no regrets. NO ANAESTHETIC.”



Whens Lunch Records sign Australia’s Backyard Surgeons

Canadian punk rock record label, Whens Lunch Records, have announced the signing of Australians Backyard Surgeons.  The label’s first course of action will be to give the band’s EP, “Totally Numb”, a digital world-wide release.

We recently covered the band in an interview as well as having had the band in our spotlight in early October.



Interview: Backyard Surgeons head out on a road less travelled

Melbourne’s Backyard Surgeons have to be one of Australia’s most undervalued melodic punk bands.  A band that have used nothing but hard work and the DIY ethic to get their music out to the punks in Oz with no expected returns.  Doing what they do best, the band are taking themselves from the safety of Australian democracy, putting guitars in cases and heading out on a extensive tour of Asia.  Guitarist, Ryan Melder, had no qualms in taking time out of their Tasmanian tour to sit down and discuss the expectations and assumptions that the band have about traveling to places in the world that many other bands wouldn’t tread.

Read the full interview, here.



Band Spotlight: Backyard Surgeons

It is debatable but Melbourne has for a long time positioned itself as the music and cultural hub of Australia. Once upon a time, on a walk from a train station in the cities south east, friends, Ryan and Morgan bumped into each other and Backyard Surgeons started to form. It took time but finally the  band recruited the drums, bass and second guitar and got working. The final result is no bullshit, no whining, no holds barred guitar driven melodic punk rock that doesn’t come with a complaining nature like many of their counterparts. It’s take it or leave it. With songs that are simple yet catchy but still offer up that punch-in-the-guts riffage that many forego. If you want all that bleeding heart bullshit out of your punk rock then head on over to their MySpace page for a listen because this band is criminally underrated.



Album Review: Backyard Surgeons – “Totally Numb” EP

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I’d be screwed without the internet.  It’s true.   I don’t know how I’d get through the working week without it.  Wasting time trawling through pages upon pages of mind-numbing crap has become an integral part of my work day.  I hope my boss never reads this.  Back to my point.  Recently, deep in internet exploration, I came across a Melbourne-based band called Backyard Surgeons.  After raping their MySpace page for a week or so, I gave in and purchased their EP, Totally Numb.  Ten points for the internet.

In 2009, the five members took themselves to Rangemaster Studios and spent a week with notable Australian producer, Dave Carr.  While the process was expedited due to many circumstances, this is not evident in the release.  It is evident that all songs were well polished before the band hit the studio. All songs in the release were already solid inclusions within the Surgeons live show making them easy choices for recording and pressing.

Opener, Amigo Let Me Go, would be an obvious standout even if the EP wasn’t only five tracks long.  A slow guitar introduction shifts into a full band assault before a small bass-driven breakdown bursts when you least expect it.  A classy move of musicianship by the five piece.  It also features the EP’s best lyric, ‘don’t push me, I don’t want to spill my drink on you tonight’.  That is going straight to my everyday vocabulary bank.

Don’t Expect A Change kicks in with back-and-forth guitar between Ryan Melder and Matt Hunter.   Heavy gang vocals bite and snap around effectively Morgan Boal’s more melodic additions.  Lyrically, it’s politically charged as it denounces the lack of public control over issues of a political nature.  It doesn’t once come off as if the band is attempting to preach to the listener.

One of the shining qualities of this release is that it is sans the bleeding heart bullshit that has saturated the punk-rock market.  Bad Intent strikes this cord from the second it starts.  Well executed pauses with drums fills are quickly followed by a punchy guitar riff coupled with a structured thrashing of the skins before kicking back into the song.  The song meanders through many changes but never do they feel out of place rather they leave the bands predictability at a zero.

While you’d think with a title like Good Luck the song would be delivered with a softer message, however the tune’s ‘catch ya later’ and raised middle finger attitude becomes quite clear early on.  While beginning in a nice tone, it turns into one of the best ‘fuck you’ songs that I’ve heard in 2010.

I have one major issue with this release.  At five tracks, it’s just not long enough.  This EP has a lot going for it and by the time that is realized it finishes.  I’d like to pick out a track or two that rise above the others but the truth is that all five hold their own.  Nothing is overdone or overtly technical. The simplicity is its strength; straight-up, fast, honest, melodic punk rock.  The way it should be.  None of this ‘she doesn’t love me’ hogwash that gets old and uninspired real quick.  Whatever they’re doing, it works.  Best ten bucks I’ve spent in while.  You can stream Totally Numb, in its entirety, on  their MySpace Page.  Nice one internet!