Full Power Happy Hour formed in late-2018 having met in and around the fertile Brisbane punk scene. The band was designed to give voice to singer-songwriter Alex Campbell's growing arsenal of tunes, inspired by the ‘60s folk singers with whom she’d been infatuated for years, such as Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, beautiful tracks requiring more space and restraint than vigour and volume.
The five-piece band that eventually coalesced - with Campbell (vocals/guitar) joined by Grace (guitar/vocals), Caroline (bass/vocals), Finn (tambourine/vocals) and Joe (drums) - organically helped to develop the thrilling and sparse new aesthetic, whereby Campbell’s compelling lyrics and beautiful vocal range was now backed by an outfit fusing the ramshackle gang bonhomie of The Pogues with the more modern indie rock sensibilities of The Clean, with results that are 100% Full Power Happy Hour!
Full Power Happy Hour have built a strong and loyal following with their buoyant and joyful live shows, and their debut release The Fun EP (2019) having already topped the 4ZZZ Top 20 chart.
Release: March 19th, 2021, Coolin' By Sound/Redeye
Words: Coolin' By Sound