Club5082 is an initiative set up by City Of Prospect to showcase up and coming local bands and solo acts of all genres via a series of regular all-ages events at Prospect Town Hall.
Line 39 (pictured above up in Whyalla following a gig with like-minded band A Loose Trust back in June) hail from Adelaide’s northern suburbs and have been around for a couple of years now.
The band is guitarist and singer Martin alongside his brother Nicky on drums and Adam on bass.
We spoke to Martin the day after Line 39 had just played a city gig at Worldsend with Scum Of The Surf and A Loose Trust.
“It went pretty well,” Martin says, “and was heaps fun.”
Line 39 have performed at Club5082 in the past.
“We played there at the start of last year,” Martin says, “and since then the organiser, Mark Crabtree, has asked us to play at any punk gigs they have.
“And it’s a heaps good set up,” he adds. “We’ve played some other places but Mark has set up Club5082 really well. It’s really well-organised and really well run. Mark does an awesome job.”
Bass player Adam was a close neighbour of Martin and Nicky.
“So whenever we were out riding our bikes we’d see him and became mates and stuff,” Martin says. “And then we had another friend who had a guitar and we thought, ‘Gosh, we should put some kind of band together’, and it all went from there.
“And at first we were listening to bands like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple and all that old school rock,” he continues. “But then our older brother started listening to Green Day and we were drawn to that sound.
“I guess Green Day kinda sounded a bit more youthful and had more appeal than the older bands we were listening to,” he laughs. “But we like any kind of music.”
Line 39 are good friends with Josh, singer and guitarist with Brat 86, and recorded their single at his place.
“Josh has become a good mate,” Martin confirms, “so, yeah, we did the single with him.”
Following their single launch, Line 39 will likely take a break and concentrate on their next move with some possible interstate trips in the offing.
“I reckon we’ll look at recording a full album,” Martin says. “And I reckon we’ll likely look at doing it at a proper studio.
“At Josh’s place, we tend to slacken off a bit and just mess around too much,” he chuckles.
BSide Magazine interrupts Josh from Brat 86 while he is in the middle of studying for his Year 12 exams.
“Yeah, exams start a few days after we do the single launch at Club5082,” Josh says with a bit of a sigh.
Josh, who plays in Brat 86 alongside his brother Dylan on drums and Ben on bass, says it all kinda began in high school a couple of years back.
“We started off as a rock band but that was with another guy who was playing drums,” Josh says. “We were just playing school assemblies and stuff but wanted to branch out and do other shows.
So then Dylan, my brother, got a drum kit because he’d always wanted to play drums and we just started writing original songs and went from there.
“So we played Club5082 back when ot first opened in 2012 and we’ve played there heaps since,” he says. “It was pretty small back then with just one drum kit and a couple of small amps.
“But it’s pretty good now – it’s way better now – and Mark does a great job,” Jos says.
“We also did a gig at Nothern Sound System up here in Elizabeth for a Battle Of The Bands and since then we’ve got some city gigs at places like Crown & Anchor, Producer’s Bar and Hotel Metro, so it’s all been going pretty good.”
Brat 86 also recorded their single using Josh’s equipment.
“Yeah, I’ve got a set up in the back shed but it’s not all that big,” he says. “It’s just an interface with a laptop. But it gets a pretty good sound and is better than I expected.”
And how does he songwriting process work for Brat 86?
“I tend to write most of the lyrics and the guitar parts,” Josh responds. “And then I take it to the band and show them how it goes. And I’ll usually have a simple bass line that Ben then elaborates on and adds his own bits to it.”
“And next year we plan to record a full-length album because we already have heaps of new songs written,” he says before adding that a couple of them will be highlighted at their Club5082 single launch.
“So, yeah, we’ll be playing two new songs that we’ve only ever played live once before, our two singles, a couple of covers and a song from our first album,” Josh concludes.
Club5082 will take place at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, from 6.30pm on Friday 30 October at which Brat 86, Beyond The Picture and Line 39 will all be releasing singles with 27 Exactly as special guests.
The CDs will be available at the bar and an easy $6 will gain entry.