School Damage are a Geelong/Melbourne shambolic pop foursome.
Originally formed as a bedroom pop project for Carolyn Hawkins (Chook Race, Parsnip) and Jake Robertson (Ausmuteants, Hierophants, Frowning Clowns). They were soon joined by Jeff Ratty (Richie 1250, The Brides of Christ), on drums and Dani Damage on bass.
School Damage’s sound is defined by wobbly keyboards, weaving baselines and lyrical content focused on the anxieties of modern love and life. They take cues from ‘80’s DIY pop outfits such as The Vaselines, Young Marble Giants and The Particles.
“I do think the best songs come from the worst moods” Carolyn
School Damage have released cassettes, 7”s on Moontown and Detonic Records. They played on King Gizzard’s Gizzfest in 2016 and shared stages with the likes of The Bats, Twerps, NUN and The Cannanes. School Damage released their debut self titled on Chapter Music in 2017. The album was recorded in Melbourne and Geelong by Billy Gardner ( Ausmuteants, Living Eyes ) and mastered by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Total Control). An incredibly charming catchy album filled to the brim with depth and understanding. In late 2018 they released their Sophomore Album, A-X, (Chapter Music) with an 11 date National Tour, single and fil clip as the band continued to refine their signature sound.
This is pure pop!
School Damage at BMF 2019.