Since releasing their debut single in mid-2019, Brisbane punks The Wolston Butchers have quickly established themselves on the local scene.
A mix of ’90s-flavored skate-punk sounds that stay true to their hardcore philosophy, those who have seen The Wolston Butchers live can witness the group’s chaotic, highly energetic and engaging sets.
The Wolston Brothers’ latest EP is called ‘Third Tine Lucky’, the six-tracker with bangers like ‘Blokes Of The World’, ‘Bring The Meat’ and ‘Mushy’.
Prior to an appearance at the Scorched Festival as part of Valley Fiesta, the band checked in to answer a few fun questions.
Who is… We are the Wolston Butchers. We are a punk band from Brissie and the Sunny Coast. We formed a few years ago to relive our glory days playing in bands together and have been there ever since.
It looks like… I think our sound is hard to associate with any particular band, but if you’ve ever loved Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater soundtracks, there’s a good chance you enjoy what we do.
Our first gig was … As The Wolston Butchers was upstairs from the original Crowbar (RIP).
When did you choose the name of the band, and was it a unanimous decision … We picked the name pretty quickly and everyone agreed that it was a bit weird and had an unusual story, which we liked.
It came from stories of a dentist who had worked at Wolston Correctional Center and who was known to be allegedly quite barbaric in his treatment of patients, and who obtained the title of “Wolston Butcher”.
In the studio, we are usually … Incredibly exhausted at the end of each day, but I love every second.
If we could do a tour with someone … It would be someone like Clowns or Frenzal. Internationally, it would be a dream to play with old-school punk legends like NOFX or Bad Religion.
Social networks are … A powerful tool. It can be a wonderful thing, or it can be incredibly toxic!
My favorite app right now is … Behind the usual suspects like Spotify and Sportsbet, my favorite app right now is probably the app we use for our in-ear mix. It’s called MX-Q. It changed the game.
Life on the road can be … Exhausting but incredibly rewarding. Late at night, early in the morning – but a great way to make lifelong friends.
If you have us on your bill, all we ask is that our jumper contain … Five large bowls of Skittles (no yellow or green), unlimited espresso martinis and a humidifier in the green room. Simple.
If you had to live in a city abroad, where would you choose and why? Nothing better than Brissie! We are in the best part of the world here and we feel very lucky to be here everyday.
If we came to your place, what would you cook for us? Considering one of our singles is called “Bring The Meat”, it has to be barbecue for sure.
When it comes to pets, are you a lover or an enemy of our furry friends? Definitely the doggo team on this one. It’s impossible to be upset while patting a cute pupperino.
What is the chore that you hate the most? The load must be up there.
The best local takeout joint for a midnight meal that will leave you in an eating coma? It’s not quite a midnight snack, but Papas Corner in Stafford is good for a hangover meal and coffee.
Which fictional character best describes your personality? I think if Otto from ‘The Simpsons’ hung out with Charlie from ‘It’s Always Sunny’ we would be on the right track.
The band perform at the Scorched Festival as part of Valley Fiesta, joining VOIID, TOWNS, Waxflower and more at Brightside (Brisbane) on October 29. The Wolston Butchers also play Tomcat (Brisbane) on November 19 and Solbar (Sunshine Coast) on November 20.