“song by song, shady nasty are trademarking the untrademarkable..” Declan Byrne, triple j
“Channeling everyone from the likes of King Krule to Ratking or Iceage, their fusion of their jazz and classical backgrounds with frenetic punk energy makes for an enthralling listen every time.” Purple Sneakers
“one of Australia’s most exciting bands right now” Wickedd Childd
“Jittery and tense blasts of sketchy rock that sounds like kids born in the late 90s have discovered some early Helmet or Mark of Cain records. This is good rowdy stuff.” VICE
Today, Sydney’s Shady Nasty share their first new music since last year’s acclaimed debut EP Bad Posture, which saw love from the likes of The FADER, VICE, Stereogum, NME and more. ‘IBIZA’ is a menacing, barreling slice of Shady Nasty’s dichotomous punk, vocalist Kevin Stathis’ nonchalant spoken-word delivery at odds with the swirling guitars and crushing bass behind him.
‘IBIZA’ sits at the lavish intersection between vlogging, gymming, clubbing and clout. From binge-watching Mike Thurston & Jake Paul on Youtube to blasting David Guetta & Avicii in the Uber; from rounds of vodka raspberries at the Ivy to luxury shopping sprees at Westfield; ‘IBIZA’ is a menacing ode to the extravagant sounds, aesthetics and cultures that are typically rejected by counterculture.
Written and performed by Shady Nasty, ‘IBIZA’ was recorded by The Ruben’s William Zeglis, and mixed by Grammy Award-winning and multi-Platinum selling producer Dave Schiffman (Vampire Weekend, Charli XCX, Weezer, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Mars Volta). The accompanying video was directed and shot by Luca Watson (drummer) and Harry Welsh, edited by Luca Watson and VFX by Curtis Agnew.
With backgrounds in jazz and classical music, Shady Nasty subvert expectations. Inspired by the likes of Show Me The Body, King Krule, Iceage, Low Life and Mount Kimbie, the Sydney trio play an energetic and weirdo breed of punk that skirts the boundaries of the genre.
Their art offers an accelerated vision of the online colliding with their personal lives. Coupled with a raucous live show, the trio create a compelling world at the boundaries of alternative punk and contemporary hip-hop: modding cars, gymming, family, digital obsessions and making ends meet.