Bleeding Knees Club are set to embark on their second national tour for the year when they launch their final single, ‘Let It Go’, from their debut album, ‘Nothing To Do’.
“We were super bored and Jordan [guitarist] somehow had guitars at his place even though he couldn't play guitar,” vocalist/ bassist Alex Wall says about how the Gold Coast two-piece came together. “The music we were listening to was punk and it was easy to play so we kind of figured that we could probably pick it up pretty easily.”
Alex says their national tour earlier in the year was the most fun tour they’d had, filled with the craziest stories.
“We got banned from the venue in Adelaide; the lady said we were the most disrespectful people she'd ever seen in 18 years of working there, saying it was the most dangerous thing she'd ever witnessed.
“I jumped off a four-metre thing into the crowd and I don't think it was that dangerous. Everyone else stage dived and then the police had to come and stop the show, then that was the end of that.”
In his downtime, Alex plays in his other band, Wax Witches, and has his own clothing label, 100 Percent Zero, while Jordan has moved interstate.
“Jordan lives in Melbourne now, so he kind of just lives the city life and drinks coffee, I think he skateboards a bit.”
Following their upcoming tour, the duo will concentrate on their sophomore album.
“We've written and demoed a whole new album so it's just a matter of time, waiting and seeing when we can record it and release it; I'm guessing it'll be early next year.”
Before then, Alex is looking forward to seeing the reaction from fans on their current tour.
“We pretty much destroyed every single venue we went to last time, and it was an awesome tour; we had really good numbers at every show, so I'm pretty excited to see how this tour goes. It's bigger venues and bigger shows, so hopefully our reputation from last tour brings more people.”
Bleeding Knees Club plays The Zoo Nov. 3. and Alhambra Lounge Nov. 4.