Arcade Vandals performing at the Last Band Standing competition at Hervey Bay RSL.
Arcade Vandals performing at the Last Band Standing competition at Hervey Bay RSL. Troy Sorrensen

EP launch rocks night away at Hervey Bay Hotel

THE Hervey Bay Hotel rocked last Friday night as an up-and-coming local band launched their EP.

Arcade Vandals, who were finalists in the Fraser Coast Chronicle's and Hervey Bay RSL's Last Band Standing Competition earlier this year, already have two songs in the Triple J Unearthed charts.

Lead singer Rob Bryant said the launch was a success.

"It was really good," he said. "We had close to 200 people through the doors on the night."

Bryant said the evening was a chance to highlight some local music.

"Amsterjam and Purple Hills supported us on the night then we got up and played our set throughout the night," he said. "We didn't do too bad.

"That's one thing that's missing from the area is that there's not a lot of original live music around the area ... but we aim to change that.

"Now we have to focus on selling as many copies of the EP as we can and get some money together to start work on our first full album," he said.

The Arcade Vandals will next play on August 30 at the Bayswater Hotel at 7pm.



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