Postblue are about to play a couple of shows in support of their recently released single ‘Glow Like Crazy‘.

Catch them at Shebeen in Melbourne tonight (Thursday 15th October), and Brighton Up Bar in Sydney on Thursday 22nd October. Tickets are available now for both shows.

Byron-bred, Melbourne-based Postblue are no strangers to success. Their grungey debut LP ‘I Hope They’re Praying For Me‘ premiered its first single on triple j, inspiring commendation from local press and garnering them a strong fanbase, including the likes of steadfast national favourites Violent Soho and The Smith Street Band (both of whom the band supported).

Now, the boys are back with this Simon Cohen-produced track (JOY, Asta, M-Phazes) that blends the band’s rough and tumble punk roots with a glimmering 90s pop sheen to perfection. Check out the video for the song in the Hotseat interview with drummer Joe below.

Name : Joe Paine
Band : Postblue
Job In Band : Drums
Website Address :
Hometown : Byron Bay
Hometown is best known for : Beaches!
Best venue in your hometown : The Northern
Favourite show you’ve seen in your hometown : I saw Foals play at The Northern in about 2011 when they were out here for Splendour. it was absolutely insane!
Favourite show you’ve played in your hometown : Definitely supporting Violent Soho at The Brewery in Byron Bay. It was the first time I’d seen those guys live and it was really cool to play with them.
How did the band first come to exist? We all started jamming in the summer of 2012. We had all previously been in different bands that played shows together, but they all ended up breaking up and parting ways. None of us really wanted to stop playing music so we formed our own band.
How long has the band been going? About three and half years.
Is there an interesting story behind the name? Riley, our singer/guitarist was really into Placebo around the time we started jamming together. He suggested the name, after the Placebo song “Post Blue”, and we all loved it.
What’s your most recent release? Tell us a little about it… We were very lucky to be given the opportunity to record one song at Studios 301 in Sydney with Simon Cohen, who has worked with some of the biggest pop stars around. We chose to record a song called ‘Glow Like Crazy’ which we had been working on for a while, and decided to release it as a standalone single. It’s a pretty big change in direction for us style-wise and we are extremely happy with how it has turned out.
Got a personal stand out achievement of your band to date? Probably playing Splendour In The Grass in 2013. I’d never even been to a festival that big let alone played one, so it was pretty daunting, but a very exciting experience.
What was your first introduction to music that made you think seriously about playing it? My parents took me out of school one afternoon when I was about 12 years old to take me to an Eagles concert. It was definitely the turning point in my life when I knew this is what I wanted to do. I was absolutely mesmerized by the whole thing. The next week I got my first drum kit, started learning and living music and it hasn’t stopped since.
Any band, album, or song that you personally credit as a major influence? There’s so many to choose from, but I’d have to say ‘Siamese Dream’ by The Smashing Pumpkins. It’s one of my favourite albums of all time. The song writing and production is brilliant. It’s definitely been a massive influence for me.
Your first band name, and what style did you play? I think we were called 30 years from now, something really lame along those lines. We played mostly Paramore and The Getaway Plan covers haha.
Most prized music related item you own? Probably my dad’s old acoustic guitar. It’s an old Gibson rip off from the early 70’s. It’s not the greatest sounding guitar in the world but it has a fair bit of sentimental value.
When you’re not doing band related stuff, what are you usually found doing? Working on my parent’s Macadamia farm or writing music and working with other bands in my new studio in the Byron hinterland.
The thing you most look forward to just before a tour is… Playing shows and getting to see cool bands every night!
The thing you least look forward to before a tour is… The traveling. I am very over airports and vans haha.
Any item you seem to always forget to take on tour? A pillow! It’s the absolute worst thing when you’re stuck in a van for 10 hours without a pillow.
When on offer, what’s your one must have item on the rider? I’m always happy with water and beer! Our bass player Jordan is all about the cheese platters though.
Got a favourite place you’ve toured… and why? We’ve never really played anywhere except for the major capital cities in Australia. But I always love playing in Tasmania. The scenery is beautiful and the crowds there are always very enthusiastic. I guess they appreciate it more when bands from the mainland make the trip over.
Got a favourite venue you’ve played… and why? We played The Metro in Sydney a few weeks back, which was probably the most fun I’ve had on stage. The sound was great and that venue is huge. We are used to playing small clubs so it was a nice change.
Any embarrassing on stage moments come to mind? We were on tour in February this year, and we played an all ages show during the day on a Sunday. It was about 40 degrees and everyone was pretty dusty from the previous nights show. I ended up having a total mind blank and ended one of the songs halfway through, thinking it was the end. It was pretty embarrassing haha
Any pre-show rituals? Not really. I try not to think too much into it. I think if I had a pre show ritual I would end up psyching myself out and playing really bad.
What do you find is the hardest aspect of touring in a band today? Definitely money, or lack there of. Touring Australia as an up and coming indie band is pretty stressful financially. We obviously don’t have a massive label backing us and funding tours has to come out of our own pocket.
Last song you listened to? Original Sin by INXS
Last album you picked up? Currents by Tame Impala
Which band or album is currently on high rotation? Catfish And The Bottlemen’s album ‘The Balcony’ is getting some serious play in my car at the moment.
Tell us an up and coming band or artist you think we should go and listen to right now? We are playing with a band called Pentacoastal at our upcoming single release show in Melbourne. They’re probably one of my new favourite bands. Definitely one to keep an eye on.
What’s on the cards for the next few months for the band? We have two shows this month in Melbourne in Sydney to release our single, and probably just writing new music.
You can pick any one album for your band to cover in full, what would it be and why? I’d love to cover Darklands by The Jesus And Mary Chain. I absolutely love that record and I think we could do an interesting take on it.
You can pick any one band / artist to cover one of your albums in full, what would it be, and why? Definitely The Horrors. I think they’re one of the most innovative bands going around at the moment. I think they would come up with some really interesting/weird arrangements
One band you wish you were able to see live but never had the chance? INXS for sure.
One venue you have yet to play that you would love to? I’d love to play at The Tivoli in Brisbane. It’s such an old, iconic venue and it’s absolutely stunning inside. I’ve seen some of my favourite bands there so I’d love the chance to perform there.
The chance comes up to fill in for a member of a band for one tour, which band would it be, and why? Definitely The Smashing Pumpkins. I remember learning all the songs from their albums “Siamese Dream” and “Mellon Collie” when I was about 16. It would be so wild to play with them!
A headline tour overseas comes up, tell us two bands you’d take along to support your band. Probably The Creases and Deafcult. Two Brisbane bands that are killing it right now.
Got any final words? We have two shows coming up this month to launch our new single Glow Like Crazy. We are playing at Shebeen in Melbourne on the 15th and Brighton up bar in Sydney on the 22nd. The single can be purchased through Bandcamp, iTunes and streamed on Spotify. You can grab all the ticket info and further deets over at Cheers!