Clowns are a 5 piece hardcore punk rock n roll band formed in 2009 who are signed to Shock Records/Damaged Records. Fronted by Vox Singing Academy’s student Stevie Williams who is taught by Director Peter Vox. Stevie is an amazing hard-core punk rock screamer. “We are always playing, touring and releasing music because we honestly have nothing better to do.” States Stevie.
There debut album ‘I’m Not Right’ was voted at number 5 on Triple J’s Short.Fast. Loud Top 40 releases of 2013.
2015 seen release of the ‘Bad Blood’ which was voted as triple j’s Short.Fast.Loud number #1 heavy release of 2015; it took them over the world to festivals like The UK’s Rebellion and Groezrock in Belgium and plenty of club shows in between. It found them on tour with some of the world’s most esteemed punk heavyweights such as NOFX, Rise Against and Descendent and subsequently went on to sell thousands world wide.
Their third full length ‘Lucid Again’ was a critically acclaimed hit with Rolling Stone stating “it’s hard to argue against Clowns having creates one of the best rock -not ‘just’ punk – records” of 2017. It was an affirmation of bands success with many of the songs receiving heavy radio play, creeping the bands name up festival bills over the world, selling out bigger venues than the band had ever before and eventually lead them to support Foo Fighters and play Australia’s inaugural Download festival.
2019 has seen the band release their fourth studio offering ‘Nature/Nurture’, which caught the ears of punk heavyweight Fat Wreck Chords, making them the second Australian band ever to sign to the esteemed label. ‘Nature/Nurture’ debuted at #6 in the Australian ARIA charts, has been dubbed “their strongest record yet” by Stack Magazine and is fast becoming their most streamed record!
Nature / Nurture was nominated for the 2019 ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock album.
2019/2020 has seen Clowns tour Europe and America. Clowns will also be supporting My Chemical Romance at Download Festival 2020 in Australia.
Check out the highly energetic and must see show next time they are in town.