Local rockers Arcade Vandals are on a roll
THEY'RE getting played on Triple J Unearthed and the local radio stations, and now the boys of Hervey Bay rock band Arcade Vandals have released their debut EP.
Lead vocalist Rob Bryant said the self-titled EP was a taste of their sound, which he described as a blend of pop-rock and grunge.
"A patron at our gig said we sounded like a mix of the Foo Fighters and 3 Doors Down," he said.
He said the EP would be officially launched at the Hervey Bay Hotel on Friday, August 2.
"We've already written the songs for our first album," he said.
"We're hoping we might be picked up by a record label in the meantime."
Arcade Vandals, who were finalists in the Fraser Coast Chronicle's and Hervey Bay RSL's Last Band Standing Competition earlier this year, have two songs in the Triple J Unearthed charts.
Focusing on independent and unsigned artists, Unearthed has successfully established careers for many Australian musicians such as Grinspoon, Missy Higgins, Art Vs Science and Boy and Bear.
"Both (songs) are in the top 50," Rob said.
"If we make it into the top 25 there's a good chance they'll play our music on the main station."
Arcade Vandals' EP is available at Ultra Music Hervey Bay and online at www.arcadevandals.com.
To stay up-to-date with the band's progress, visit and like their Facebook page.