Class act is home grown
Enjoy night out as the Colytons release new EP
WESTERN Sydney’s answer to the Ramones will be playing at the Colyton Hotel on Saturday night on the back of a new EP release.
The Colytons came about after three high school students decided to do something more productive than get a job – they decided to start a band.
Although they haven’t hit the heights of the Ramones, their longevity highlights many diehard fans.
Original member Tim Obradovic said the group started with three Colyton High School friends.
“I just kind of thought it was more fun to start a band than go to university,” Obradovic said.
“We didn’t have any musical background.
“It was more fun to play in a band than to get a real job.
“I also enjoyed writing music.”
Although their teenage minds did not venture much past girls, the trio – the lineup has changed several times, with Obradovic the linchpin – now focus their songs around “fighting evil”.
“I still write about girls from time to time – love songs,” Obradovic said.
“But these days we do write about more serious subjects like politics and social standards.
“Our music is influenced by the sound of the Ramones.”
“It’s not like we have a huge fan base. However, the people that do like us ... they’re pretty loyal.”
The Colytons, who released a new EP Apples & You in early September, will play Colyton Hotel on Saturday night with special guests Batfoot (Central Coast) and Crash and the Crapenters (Sydney).