Genre-fluid Australian band Shady Nasty released their new EP Bad Posture on Friday, along with a new music video for their song “77SUNK.” The trio of Sydney “weirdo punks” are seriously difficult to classify—and they know it, too.
“We feel disconnected within our music scene,” muses vocalist and guitarist Kevin Stathis in the band’s bio. “We sound different to every band here, but at the same time, we write about our life and our experiences, so in a way it is Sydney-based.”
The group could best be described as post-punk, but with a little energetic hip-hop flair. Along with their sound being different, so are their videos. The video for “77SUNK” looks more like a homemade YouTube vlog, rather than a professionally produced music video. That’s because it is: The video was directed and shot by drummer Luca Watson and Harry Welsh, with VFX editing and design by Curtis Agnew.
The band explain the video in a statement:
“77SUNK” deals with growth and adversity. The opening lyric “Bad posture” refers to Stathis’ hunched back, of which he is constantly reminded by his relatives who tell him to “straighten up.” This directive offers a glimpse of the rigid notions of how one should live that his immigrant family have tried to impress upon him. Importantly, Shady Nasty presents a new path that many of Stathis’ friends and family would not be able to understand.
The new EP is available now, and features previously released songs “Get Buff”, “Jewellery” and “AA.” “77SUNK” is its fourth and final track.
Shady Nasty will be performing at both New Colossus and SXSW, and are performing songs off the new EP, as well as touring in their home of Australia.
Check out the video, Bad Posture tracklist and art, and Shady Nasty’s full tour dates below. You can stream the EP here.
Bad Posture EP Art:
Bad Posture Tracklist:
2. Get Buff
Shady Nasty Tour Dates:
20 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Bearded Lady
21 – Gold Coast, Australia @ Vinnies Dive
22 – Byron Bay, Australia @ The Northern
27 – Newcastle, Australia @ The Cambridge
28 – Sydney, Australia @ The Lansdowne
29 – Wollongong, Australia @ Farmer & The Owl Festival
05- Melbourne, Australia @ Old Bar
06 – Albury, Australia @ Cactus Bar
07 – Canberra, Australia @ Transit Bar
11 – New York, N.Y. @ New Colossus & Club Lola?13 – New York, NY @ New Colossus & Pianos
13 – New York, N.Y. @ New Colossus & The Delancey
15 – New York, N.Y. @ New Colossus & Bowery Electric Map Room
19 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW, AdHoc Showcase @ Cheer Up Charlie’s
19 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW Sounds Australia Showcase
?20 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW Secret Sounds Showcase & Lucille