taking on the UK and US, Bleeding Knees Club (pictured) are back on home soil to give their Australian fans a dose of their punkpop remedy. Alex Wall and Jordan Malane had little more than a week to recover from their whirlwind overseas tour, which saw them play to sold-out crowds and score nine gigs at the famed South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Set to embark on a 18-date Australian tour to promote their debut album, Nothing To Do, BKC start the party on the Coast tonight. Malane says the response to the record has been great. ‘‘It’s a fun, quick record that is easy to listen to – and that’s what people should expect,’’ he says. Malane says SXSW was an unreal experience. ‘‘We played six shows in the last two days, so by the last gig we were ruined,’’ he says. Unable to count the amount of bands BKC saw while they were overseas, Malane says he and Wall did pick up a few stage tricks. ‘‘We are going to start jamming between songs a but more. We still play how we play and just have a good time,’’ he says. Acknowledging BKC’S success is partly due to Triple J’s huge rotation of their tracks, Malane says the Australian youth radio station is something all bands need to break through. ‘‘I don’t know that many Aussie bands who do that well without it,’’ he says. ‘‘When we first started playing and would hear our songs on the radio we were frothing. It’s still sick now. When we were in Top Shop in London they played two of our songs, and we were totally blown away.’’
Bleeding Knees Club and Dune Rats play Elsewhere tonight. Doors open 8pm and close at midnight (for Good Friday).