Knee-jerk re­ac­tion

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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).

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