“Big chorus, some killer riffs, a singer who believes every word he’s singing, and a drummer who’s holding it all down” – Richard Kingsmill, triple j Unearthed
“One of the finest punk shows you’ll see this year!” – Tonedeaf
“Bakers Eddy make punk music that’s clever… testing on the edge of breaking point but keeping it together with total brutality,” – AAA Backstage
Bakers Eddy have officially joined the 123 Family!
Melbourne’s Bakers Eddy are today excited to share the music video for their track ‘Good Decisions’, lifted from their sophomore EP ‘I’m Not Making Good Decisions’.
The band are also thrilled to announce their signing to the renowned 123 Agency, and will be joining Sydney punks The Dead Love on tour throughout August.
The video, filmed and produced by Pop Candi, premiered yesterday in the UK via New Noise Magazine. Talking about the track, Bakers Eddy explain “‘Good Decisions’ ironically is a song about making terrible life choices resulting in an empty bank account and a bad hangover.”
Having formed in 2009 as an escape from adolescent pressures and career expectations, Bakers Eddy found their sound listening to two and three chorded punk songs. With the original lineup consisting of vocalist CJ Babbington, drummer Jamie Gordon, and bassist Ian Spagnolo, the band expanded to include Ian’s twin brother Alex Spagnolo two years later. “We got sick of him playing PS3 in the same room while we rehearsed, so we taught him an A chord and then he was in.”
In 2015 the band recorded and released two singles and an EP, as well as touring New Zealand throughout the year, clocking up supports with the likes of Gang of Youths, The Rubens, and US band Highly Suspect – all whilst avoiding going to uni or getting real jobs.
At the end of 2016, Bakers Eddy packed their bags and up and left their NZ hometown to pursue their musical passions across the ditch in Melbourne, Australia. There, they teamed up with producer and drummer of Shihad, Tom Larkin, to create a slew of surefire punk rock bangers in the form of their sophomore EP ‘I’m Not Making Good Decisions’.
Their track ‘Good Decisions’ soon captured the attention of Triple J, where it was picked up for spot rotation and received strong praise and rave reviews from the likes of Richard Kingsmill, Declan Byrne, and Claire Mooney.
Previous singles ‘Sad and Happy’, ‘If You See Kay’, and ‘Jack Shit For You’ clocked up a legion of supporters at community radio, and their relentless gigging soon saw the band head over to the UK and Europe to perform at The Alternative Great Escape, part of the renowned Great Escape festival.
Keep an eye out for these fellas, they’re ready to cause a ruckus.