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A.D.K.O.B – ‘DEFENDER’ Album Launch

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Sydney / Eora-based experimental indie band A.D.K.O.B (A Different Kind Of Busy) have been embracing experimentation in their music since bursting onto the scene with their self-titled debut EP in 2015. Comprising of Mark Piccles, Jane Doutney, Andy Clews and Andrew “Quiz” Quizon, the indie outfit are known for their unapologetically eccentric approach to songwriting that is self-described as a “patchwork quilt of sounds, genres and influences”.

Turning heads early on, debut EP lead single ‘Glue’ was quickly added to high rotation on triple J in 2016, whilst the band hit the road with the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Montaigne and Fazerdaze, as well as appearing at festivals such as Festival Of The Sun.

Crowned the NSW winners of the triple J Unearthed Laneway Competition in 2017, A.D.K.O.B appeared alongside the likes of Tame Impala, Gang Of Youths, Car Seat Headrest, Floating Points & Julia Jacklin. They also began to make waves internationally, with singles ‘Lung Capacity’ and later, ‘Helium’ earning ‘Song Of The Day’ on renowned US station KEXP.

Singles, ‘Giraffe’ and ‘Less & Less’ followed, clocking well over 500,000 combined streams and set up the band for a label signing with Wonderlick Records joining acts such as Holy Holy and Josh Pyke.

Throughout 2018 and 2019, the band released a string of singles that would eventually form their sophomore EP, Nothing Is A Waste Of Time, with ‘Burning Plastic’ and ‘Chalkline’ leading the charge and earning praise from triple J hosts, Declan Byrne & Richard Kingsmill. They also joined G-Flip’s sold out Sydney shows, before embarking on a more independent route, which would unknowingly shape A.D.K.O.B of today.

With the arrival of COVID-19 came a new direction for A.D.K.O.B with new additions to gear and instruments and the band’s debut record, ‘DEFENDER’, delivering lead singles ‘A Boring Neighbourhood’ and now, ‘NOVEMBER’.

A.D.K.O.B’s debut album ‘DEFENDER’ is out now.



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House of Music & Booze, Sydney/Eora – 17/3/23

The Oriental, Newcastle/Mulubinba – 31/3/23

Gasometer Upstairs, Melbourne/Naarm – 6/4/3

Dicey o’ Reilleys, Wollongong 15/4/23


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