Our featured band this month is Aussie post punk/indie rock/alt band The Empty Threats.
Launched in 2017, The Empty Threats is the project of Stu Patterson, Matt Schultz, Venus, Lenny Regione and Michael Bond. Since the release of their debut single in 2018, the group have drummed up a reputation for their politically-charged anthems adjacent to the post-punk of shame and Tropical F*ck Storm, melded with ‘80s Australiana.
With a perfect blend of influences from across many genres and a captivating and unique live performance, the band is a cornerstone live act amongst the Adelaide music community. The band takes influences from Shame, Dry Cleaning & Tropical Fuck Storm.
Debut Album ‘Monster Truck Mondays’
The band’s highly anticipated debut, produced and recorded by Matt Schultz & Stu Patterson, sees the band lean further into social advocacy, exploring themes of anxiety, existential dread, capitalism, LGBTQIA+ rights and colonialism over snarling bass, frenzied guitar work, restless percussion and electric clarinet.
Blending modern post-punk with ‘80s Australiana, and renowned for their energetic live performances, The Empty Threats have shared stages with Methel Ethyl, Mildlife, Teen Jesus & the Jean Teasers, Jimmy Barnes and ICEHOUSE, plus scored slots at festivals including Mountain Goat Valley Crawl and WOMADelaide.
The Empty Threats are:
- Stuart Patterson – Vox/Clarinet
- Matt Schultz – Guitar/Synth
- Venus – Guitar/Vox
- Lenny Regione – Bass
- Michael Bond – Drums
Photo credit: Emerald Emerald