DIY darlings turned prominent punk exports – Clowns have become one of Australia’s most cherished punk figures, sporting their political spirit and party inspiring punk-rock.
The band started as teenagers in 2010 and developed a fan base through a relentless DIY touring schedule. 2015 saw the band release their sophomore record Bad Blood, which launched them to the world stage offering key appearances at Groezrock in Belgium and Riot Fest Chicago. Over time, the band’s constant members, Stevie Williams (vocals) and Jake Laderman (drums), solidified their ever changing lineup with Rod Goon (guitar), Hanny J (bass/vocals) and Will Robinson (guitar). With the newly founded cohesive lineup in place, they released their third full length Lucid Again, which confirmed their place as one of Australia’s most acclaimed punk acts, offering sold out shows over the globe, supporting Foo Fighters and expanding their creative horizons by intertwining punk and psychedelia with Rolling Stone calling it “one of the best rock -not just punk- albums of the year”.
2019 has seen the band release their fourth studio offering Nature/Nurture, which caught the ears of punk heavyweight Fat Wreck Chords, making them the second Australian band ever to join the esteemed label. It’s an exciting time for Clowns as they take on the world once more with the new album that debuted at #6 in the Australian ARIA charts and has been dubbed “their strongest record yet” by Stack Magazine.