Aussie’s finest and NME faves, The Bonnie Doons, Release 90s Influenced EP “The Betweeners”

Credit: distrokid, The Boonie Doons after the release of their first single “Catch Me” in 2017

After enrapturing listeners in their native Australia, the Brisbane-based five piece are setting their sights on introducing their sound to the rest of the world.

The band has already grabbed the attention of music magazine NME with their thrillingly addictive sound, and their clever combination of alternative 90s, rap and pop.

One of their latest singles ‘Fred’ is a taster of what’s to come; the track is about to-the-point-relationship advice about not feeling guilty ending a relationship that isn’t working. The song wraps this message around a swirling maelstrom of sun-tanned, chiming guitars and swampy grooves.

This track is perfect for late summer hammock swinging, or a beer or two in the garden when it finally hits Friday.

Credit: NME

An instant summer soundtrack”


Band member , Torian Brewer, says Fred is “about staying true to who you are and not letting your emotional attachments to things or people keep you from doing what’s right for you”.

The Bonnie Doons performance of “Fred”

Existing in a similar vein to the likes of Ocean Alley, San Cisco and GUM, The Bonnie Doons’ music is effortless and easy to sink into. The band has been writing and performing together since 2017, developing themselves into one of Brisbane’s hardest working new acts.

Releasing their debut EP ‘Face to Face’ last year, they leant into the momentum following the band locally and began work on its follow up.

The Betweeners‘ was released on Friday 20th November. 

Listen to the band’s top tracks on Spotify

The EP was produced by songwriter Kane Kennedy and mixed by ARIA-winning engineer Govinda Doyle, who has worked with the likes of Angus and Julia Stone. “Fred” is a strong return for the act as they look towards a new chapter of music.

This record was a new approach to music for me personally, we steered further from the Aussie surf-rock sound to a more pop-like 90’s vibe. I still hear similarities between this and our previous record, mainly in the guitar work, but it was ultimately Torian’s vocals that gave us the ability to pursue a different genre and direction with the music.”

Kane Kennedy

Having cut their teeth on larger stages supporting the likes of Wolfmother and Bootleg Rascal, The Bonnie Doons are levelling up with the release of their new music.

The band is anticipating a return to live performance as soon as the current COVID situation allows. In the meantime, ‘Fred’ is here to satisfy the appetites of fans and newcomers alike.

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