The force that is Drunk Mums started out in Australia's sleepy northern tropics, when four friends –– Dean Whitby, Jake Doyle, Adam Ritchie & Jonathon Sporle –– began organising gigs at their friends' places in Cairns because there was nowhere else to play.
Drunk Mums' amazing racket –– think surf music, but dirt instead of sand, or a kind of loose, slightly crazed garage rock –– soon saw them make their way to the US, where their adventures included being robbed of everything (van, passports) in Miami.
After the US, the foursome settled in a run down two storey mansion in Melbourne's west, quickly developing a name for themselves around town with their meaty, raucous, succinct songs and formidable live show.
With three different writers in the band, Drunk Mums songs are never short on ideas or sounds. Inspired by The Mummies, The Angels and The Hives, the band's sound could perhaps best be described as what the Brian Johnestown Massacre might sound like if they saw sunshine more than once a year.
In 2011, Drunk Mums released their debut ep, Eventual Ghost, a great distillation of everything that makes the raucous Queenslanders such an exciting thing. Eventual Ghost is out now on Gaga Digi. Check out the clip for the title track below:
2012 was been a big year for the band: after winning the Very West contest, for bands from Melbourne's western suburbs, Drunk Mums won a slot on the Melbourne's Laneway Festival, where they duly put on a ripping set. This, with their well received EP, has led to increasing interest in their adopted home town, and shows with the likes of Bass Drum of Death (USA), Bleeding Knees Club and Mickey Avalon (USA).
Live, the band is something to behold: combustible, hypnotising and heartily encouraging lewd behaviour, it must be seen to be believed.
Drunk Mums' much anticipated self-titled debut album is out now on Gaga Digi.
October 08, 2013 | After featuring a Drunk Mums song in his hit 'Dragon Baby' video, Canadian director Patrick Boivin has again used one of the band's songs for his new clip, 'On the Job', which also features babies with supernatural abilities. There's more…
March 22, 2013 | Rabble rousers Drunk Mums are currently in the midst of a Wednesday night residency at Melbourne's Cherry Bar, and in honour of the occasion(s), the lads have had some very limited edition lager brewed, which'll be on sale at Cherry this week. There's more…
January 25, 2013 | Canadian director Patrick Boivin's hit Dragon Baby clip, featuring Drunk Mums' 'Chitty Chitty', has just notched up 25 million views. There's more…
January 24, 2013 | Melbourne-by-way-of-Cairns hellraisers Drunk Mums have just had one of their tracks used in a DC Shoes motorcross video, which features the frankly unbelievable antics of the DC Shoes' team of fearless lunatics. There's more…