"It's not even funny how comprehensively they kick the ass of most other contemporary punk-leaning ensembles" - Mojo

New Album 'TNSW' out now 

on Damaged Records / Inertia

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"Packing hook-loaded punch after hook-loaded punch, there is nearly no space for breathing on what's shaping up to be an excellent post-hardcore record"


"These bristling, tightly wound post-punk fizzers feel like the groups crowning achievement"


These New South Whales make a line like “All good things will die, And that’ll never change” sound way too exciting.

The Fader - The 20 best rock songs right now - 'Rotten Sun'

"Honestly one of the best punk bands in the country"

Declan Byrne on 'Rotten Sun' - Triple J

“No one's doing things quite like These New South Whales”


The Line of Best Fit, 9/10

“Absolutely irresistible blasts of insistent, art-punk brilliance”

Kerrang, 4/5

“TNSW also make a TV comedy about being pathetic punks. Very meta, except the actual band are great: tight, no-frills, plaintive vocals, caustic guitar and thumping rhythms.”

Mojo, 4/5

All New Rock (358K+) - Under the Pressure
New Music Friday AU/NZ (348K+) – Changes, Rotten Sun & Under the Pressure
Indie Arrivals (82K+) - Under the Pressure
Rock Out – Rotten Sun
Local Noise – Changes & Rotten Sun
Indie Arrivals – Rotten Sun

New Music Daily – Rotten Sun & Under the Pressure
New in Indie - Under the Pressure
The New Rock – Rotten Sun & Under the Pressure

Brand New Music – Under the Pressure


These New South Whales 3rd most playlisted band in Australia w.c 19.9.22
Rotten Sun 2nd most playlisted song in AUS w.c 19.9.22

Mojo Album Review




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Management: Chris Wright

AU Label: Damaged Records

AU Bookings Agent: Josh Lane

UK/EU Booking Agent: Matt PC

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“The punk Flight Of The Conchords… 
The band is real, the TV show is a hilarious mockumentary.” - NME

These New South Whales are a belt with many notches. Their “irresistible” songwriting (Kerrang!) and “old-school-cool energy” (The Line of Best Fit) has earned them international acclaim and a reputation as “one of the best punk bands in Australia” (triple j). Their hit Comedy Central show – touted as “the punk Flight of the Conchords” (NME) and “the best mockumentary since Spinal Tap” (Monster Children) – saw them become the first Australian band to develop their own TV series and licence it to a cable television network. And their podcast What A Great Punk ended its debut year inside Spotify’s top five music podcasts before going on to do a sold-out live run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2022. While their reputation as all-round entertainers grows, though, their music has long outgrown the comedy label that defined their formative years.

After crossing paths in Sydney’s DIY scene, Jamie Timony (vocals), Todd Andrews (guitar), Will Shepherd (bass) and Frank Sweet (drums) joined forces in 2011. Bored with the seriousness of “being in a band”, an absurdist and self-effacing sense of humour has been at the heart of all their endeavours. But what started as a passion for parody soon gave way to a genuinely great band that has followed the same trajectory as the likes of Ceremony and Turnstile, moving from straight-up punk towards a more genre-defying sound.

Over the last six years they’ve headlined tours across Australia, the UK and Europe. Their 2017 debut You Work For Us hit #6 on the Australian Vinyl Charts and #1 on the Indie Charts when it was reissued in 2021, and their 2019 follow-up I Just Do What God Tells Me To Do was nominated for the Australian Music Prize. Their latest offering, 2022’s self-titled TNSW, completes their evolution from compelling Aussie basement punk into a more sprawling, international space with the chops to go toe to toe with any of today’s most lauded guitar bands. Now “premier punk outfit” isn’t just the cocky phrase the band uses to describe themselves in their mockumentary – it’s a real life statement of fact.