SNDWNR are a young punk rock band hailing from Melbourne who previously went under The Post name, releasing a number of EP’s, they have just released the new track ‘Bodies‘ which marks a new beginning for the band and the first in a series of new songs.

Under the guidance of Mike Deslandes (High Tension, The Nation Blue) ‘Bodies‘ is an upbeat slice of Power Pop / Punk Rock influenced by bands such as The Menzingers and Luca Brasi.

The band has a few more new tracks under their belt to release throughout the year as they aim for the release of a debut album.

Keep an eye out for more details on that soon, and follow their page [Here] for upcoming shows.

To find out a bit more about the new single, the band answered our On The Record questions this week.

Take a read of their answers, and stream the song below.


Tell us about the release title.
‘Bodies’ is actually one of the first songs that we ever wrote together as a band, it has been in our live set since we started and has never left so we naturally thought “shit, this song seems to keep popping it head up, maybe it’s a keeper?”.

What format/s will it be released on and how will it be packaged?
It’s only going to be released online, it will be on our Bandcamp and our Triple J Unearthed site.

Who will it be released through, and when?
We released it ourselves on the 17th of June.

Tell us about the studio and why you chose to record there?
We recorded it at the old Three Phase Studio rehearsal space on the corner of Brunswick Road and Nicholson street. We recorded our last EP “Never Forever” there and we liked the space that’s provided there and it’s in a convenient place for all of us to get together.

Tell us about the producer / engineer and why you chose to record with them?
We recorded with Mike Deslandes (High Tension, YLVA). He recorded our last EP and we really enjoyed working with him. We all seemed to click with each other. We went in to the studio with a clear idea of what we wanted and he was able to cater to exactly that. He even pushed our boundaries a little bit with certain things which really helped with how the final product of the song came out.

Did you go into the writing process with a clear direction in mind?
Not really. We kind of just go with the flow of things when it comes to writing. If we start writing with a certain end point in mind, most of the time it doesn’t work out but when we just let the song go in it’s own direction, that’s normally when our best work comes out.

Were you listening to anything in particular during the writing / recording process that influenced the songs at all?
Not specifically, no. We all listen to a pretty diverse range of music. We do listen to the same sort of bands though so to pick a couple of bands that we drew influence from I would say probably Against Me!, Luca Brasi and Grinspoon.

Were there any albums you were referencing in the studio to aim for a certain type of sound production wise?
The main bands/albums we were referencing sound production wise were Basement (colourmeinkindness) and Violent Soho (Hungry Ghosts). We all like the production on those albums, they are very guitar and bass heavy with hard hitting drums, it’s what we all really enjoy in this type of music.

How long did you spend in the studio recording?
We only spent 2 days in the studio for this song. We also recorded 2 other songs that we will release later on in the year, hopefully as part of our first album.

Tell us a little about the recording process the band used?
The recording process is pretty simple for us. The first day we smash out drums and bass. We make sure that the drums are exactly how we want them and then try and get the best bass tone for that specific song. Once we get this done we try and bust out the song as best we can. Day two is guitars and vocals. Same process goes here as well, we play around with different guitar tones for both lead and rhythm until we get exactly what we want then smash out the song. For vocals we normally know exactly what we want. Mike was really good when it came to the vocals because we knew exactly what we were chasing and would stop us if he could hear if a note was a little sharp or flat.

Was this any different to previous processes you have used?
This is the exact same process that we used for our last EP

Any guests involved? if so, who.. and what did they do?
No Guests involved, no

When it comes do naming the tracks, is there any particular approach or process to it all?
Not really, we just go with what ever we think fits the song. Our bass play Dean actually wrote Bodies and literally just wrote the name down on paper and thought it looked cool so it has just stuck.

Any memorable studio moments?
Heaps of coffee being drank and heaps of pizza being eaten, people turning up late, people showing up at the wrong place, pretty stock standard form from all of us.

Any additional tracks recorded that didn’t make the cut but may see the light of day sometime?
As mentioned previously, we did record 2 other tracks along with Bodies but they are going to be released in the coming months. We’re hopefully going to have an album finished by the end of the year/early next year that all of these songs will be on as well.

What track/s are you most looking forward to playing live?
Bodies has always been a staple in our set and is always fun to play. It’s a bit of a dancing song so it is always fun to bust out live.

How would you compare the final product to previous releases?
As Bodies is an old song it’s hard to say but the production quality is by far the best we’ve released for sure!

Anything else you want to say or about the release?
We’re super stoked with how this has turned out and just want to say a massive thanks to Mike for again helping us deliver the goods! It’s always a pleasure to work with a dude that’s so good at his craft.



SNDWNR photo by timb


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