Y Street focus less on the punk, more on the PUNC

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Y Street focus less on the punk, more on the PUNC

Y Street

Describe your music in a few words.

We consider ourselves as a particularly unusual noise cookin’ rock band, or PUNC for short. We got a bit tired of listening to punk and thought it would be cooler if we changed the k to a c. It’s pretty much the same thing, just with a little splash of indie rock and surf rock thrown in from time to time. 

You released your charming track ‘Colourblind’ earlier this year. Can you tell us a bit about how that one came together?

Matty boy, our singer, whipped that one up a while back and showed us the chord progression and melody at a band practice. We were all pretty much fans straight off the bat. The rest of the song formed pretty naturally, with a good chunk of the song actually coming together right at the end in the studio. I think all the guys agree we tend to write our best stuff (in our opinion) when the songs come together reasonably fast.

Are you guys working on anything new at the moment?

We always try to have something on the go, just to keep things interesting. Now that our debut EP is all done and ready to be launched, we’ve got a few other songs that are getting close to being finished and recorded. We’d all be very surprised if we don’t have at least another single or possibly another more substantial project out by the end of this year/early next year.

Do you have any interesting pre-gig or post-gig rituals?

We love to light joss sticks before/during gigs just to get us in a positive head space. Right before we go on, we always get into a little huddle to give each other love and motivation alternated with shouting and occasional slap to the face. It’s all about balance.

What’s plans for the rest of 2019 and into 2020?

Write more music, rock out more stages, explore more ideas, and enjoy whatever adventures come our way, big or small!

Colourblind is out now via digital streaming platforms alongside their new EP, Get Lost. Y Street launch Get Lost at The Curtin on Friday September 6. Grab your ticks via the venue website.