As far as punk/rockabilly infused acts go, From Parts Unknown may be relatively unknown to the majority of the world, but it’s only a matter of time before the masses jump on board and witness the calibre these lads have between them. Hailing from Dallas, Texas the boys recently released their Trucker Speed EP (our review here), which at only three songs long, serves as a filler between the band’s first album Bruiser and their forthcoming release, which is still in the works. Frontman/Guitarist Ben McCracken joins Browny as this week’s podcast co-host to introduce his band to Australian audiences (and the rest of the world) and express his profound love for our very own exports, The Living End.
McCracken also delves into Dallas’ live music scene and explains how it managed to come back from the ruins where bands and touring promoters would skip their city in favour of more supportive states, an issue we’re currently plagued with in Australia. Can we learn a thing or two ourselves from the way they got out of it? Ben thinks so and offers up advice for those stuck in those cities lacking tours.
There’s also throwbacks on the playlist from Grinspoon, Garbage, Spiderbait and The Living End + New Music galore from Parkway Drive, Shinedown, Dear Seattle, PAGAN and Sevendust.
***On a side note, we’ve also entered Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall into the Australian Podcast Awards, if you like what you hear or have enjoyed the series, can you please swing us a vote in the Popular Vote Category right here. Much appreciated legends! Voting Closes March 31st***