Brisbane blues rock band the Vernons have released their debut single ‘Standing In Line’. Inspired by front man Johhny Nyst‘s personal journey living below the poverty line, busking and playing underage pub gigs in the UK, the song tells the tale of trying to make it big in music. “Standing in line with no food to eat, I’m cryin'” Old school blues rock inspired droning guitar and smokey vocals make the riff and chorus utterly infectious, bringing a modern flavour to a classic sound. Fans of The Black Keys and Jack White will definitely dig this sound.
The Vernons have made a bold entry into the music industry, having been selected to play at Big Day Out and supporting some massive names in music including Wolfmother, The Rubens and US Bluesman “Seasick Steve“, as well as their music being selected as “The Suns” AFL team song.
Johhny Nyst on the upcoming EP Volume I, “Volume I is our first EP, but in just 4 songs it basically tells the story of our lives over the past 2 years. Obviously, there are good times and there are bad times, and this EP basically captures all those emotions, and tells the tale of a hard working bunch of rock ‘n’ rollers.”
The Vernons are undoubtedly one of my favourite bands to come out of Brisbane and ‘Standing In Line’ shows maturity well beyond the years of this young band. The boys will be hitting the east coast this August to show Australia what all the fuss is about. Just wait for their EP to drop because it’s really fucking good.
16th August – Beach Hotel, Byron
22nd August – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
23rd August – Elsewhere, Gold Coast
24th August – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba
29th August – Canteen, Bondi Sydney
30th August – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney
31st August – The Record Crate, Sydney
Go to www.facebook.com/thevernonsband for more updates.