Class act is home grown

En­joy night out as the Coly­tons re­lease new EP

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Danielle Jarvis

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).

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