Palmerston North band Soda Boyz embark on an Australian tour. From left to right: Jules Rosenbrooke, Josh Finegan and Felix Carr.
Their band formed as the last minute of entering Smokefree Rockquest four years ago, their name was a bit of a joke that got stuck, and they don’t all live in the same city anymore, but Soda Boyz is still strong.
The Palmerston North band split off on the local music scene, playing at regular concerts in Manawatu, recording music at The Stomach and releasing it on the Bandcamp music platform.
Their gigabyte geography grew when band members Josh Finegan and Jules Rosenbrooke moved to Wellington, and this week they took another step by touring Australia with four shows.
Felix Carr, a member of the group, said that he was tightly connected with James Shtilto of the Carb on Carb group and helped them get to the ditch.
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“He helped us produce a 10-inch lathe cutter, our album, in a small DIY recording format. He was quite an important part in helping us find contacts around the place, and he really wanted to help us get to Australia. ”
Carr said that their sound grew from the moment they were "teenagers, screaming punks."
"We reduced it from a huge amount and now we are doing this kind of slow core in the style of the 90s, it slows down and cools with a lot of spoken word over it, but there are random, loud, heavy bits."
Soda Boyz has just returned from a tour in New Zealand with Auckland Yukon Era and will start their Australian tour in Sydney on Friday.
“The trip to Australia was one of our big dreams, so it's pretty cool. The music scene is very cool there. ”