Get set, because Melbournes’ freshest pop-punk band are as hilarious as they are talented. With a sound driven by iconic influences like Green Day and Blink-182, you’ll find yourself reliving your favourite 2000’s vibes with a sprinkle of 2017 maturity.
A particularly awesome aspect of the band is their laid-back approach to life; they’re driven to make music without losing sight of their identity or their love of playing live. Distracted By Pink are just doing their thing – and doing it well.
From Battle of the Bands to releasing their single ‘Whisper’, the only direction is up; so if you haven’t heard of Distracted By Pink, here is everything you need to know…
Introducing the members: ANDREW HEWITT – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, JACKSON BEAU LEHMANN- Lead Guitar, ANDY “PANTS” VAN GORP – Bass, MATTHEW WANDEN – Drums
Describe Distracted By Pink in three words? Not Quite Generic
Finish this sentence; you’ll love DBP if you like…. listening to music escaping the generic sound of pop-punk, we’re ever changing.
Is there a story behind your name? Yes, when brainstorming names one practice, Matt couldn’t get the artist Pink out of his head and was distracted by her. It wasn’t until we had a Photoshoot we realized it was an innuendo and loved it, ha.
From Battle of the Bands to releasing your very first single, what has been the biggest challenge along the way? How to tell our Bassist he’s out of the band, we come close every Practice but he tends to step up to the plate every time unfortunately.
And what has been the biggest highlight? Playing venues such as Bang after admiring other bands playing there.
What’s the ultimate post-gig bev?
Matt is a simple man, a nice cold beer off the tap!
Jackson loves Dr Pepper, we gotta get it big in Australia!
Andy VG loves his water after [a gig] but beer before.
Andrew H loves having a glass of Shiraz once he gets home; tends to be driving and sticking to water.
Would you rather jam with Blink-182 or Green Day? Andy VG would be on stage alone with Blink, while Matt, Andrew and Jacko would be backing up Greenday.
Is there a story behind ‘Whisper?’ When lyrically writing it, no, we were in a rush to create a 20 minute set for the first ever Battle of the Bands back in August. However, over time and practicing it we’ve come to realise it’s about when people are in relationships, we tend to be drawn into an almost fake reality. Making everyone appear to be the perfect person, but because we change for other people we tend to forget who we were from the start, and get trapped in someone else’s universe.
What’s the craziest thing that’s happened at a gig? Last gig at the Irish, Matt had to run up stairs to grab a Drum key while Andrew had no idea he left the stage and continued on thinking he was on drums still.
What’s next for you? Are there any surprises fans should be watching out for? We’re planning to do another exclusive Single drop on the 10th of June on our website.
You can catch ‘Whisper’ on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, YouTube, Microsoft Groove, ClaroMusica, Saavn, MediaNet. Find their Facebook page here for more info.