Keeping it loud and local for Melbourne outfit Bakers Eddy and their cracking new track Jack Shit for You. Ripping anarchic power chord punk coming your way to kick off the week!
Melbourne quartet Bakers Eddy are today excited to drop their brand new pop-punk loaded track ‘Jack Shit For You’.
The single was recorded and mastered earlier this year by Jon Grace at The Studios In The City in Melbourne, and was produced by Tom Larkin (Shihad / Body Jar / High Tension).
Originally residing in Wellington, New Zealand, the Melbourne-based band were set the challenge of writing fifty songs in fifty days by Larkin. “Tom fully understood where we were at, not only as a band but as individuals, and knew we needed something fresh. The songs are essentially about being 21 in a new city.”
Although they have been playing music together since their early high school days, new tracks such as ‘Jack Shit For You’ mark a new milestone for the band. “We haven’t been this into what we have crafted since we first started the band, and it’s exciting as fuck,” they say. “If you do what you love for a job, you’ll never work a day in your life. This band provided us a route that put us outside the norm and let us do something that we actually give a shit about.”
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.”
For the next two years, the band would go through a few name changes, a few first relationships, and experiment with different genres and substances. 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.
By the end of 2016, they decided to throw themselves well out of their comfort zone and move to Melbourne where they teamed up with producer and drummer of Shihad, Tom Larkin.