28 Days are already something of a phenomenon in their
native Australia being one of only 8 domestic acts to
chart at number 1 with their debut album. This in itself
may not be a great cause for celebration outside of
the bands immediate circle, were it not for the fact
that the band have already made many friends and considerable
waves around the rest of the world.
an honesty to their attitude that is frankly refreshing.
They love making music and regard playing live as something
in itself to celebrate, as bassist Damien's quick to
underline, "we're just doing exactly what we all
love - making records and playing live - it's awesome!"
Frequent visits to Europe and support slots with some
of the biggest names on the US skate and hardcore scene
have given their profile a massive boost. The tactic
is definitely working as singer Jay explains, "We're
starting to see all the hard work pay off and it's amazing!
The kids are rad when we play live and the vibe is just
as comparable to anything we've received in Oz. We just
wanna keep coming back!"
It all seems to stem from the bands origins as skaters
and snow boarders, who shared a common love for a mixed
musical bag. Deftones, Sick Of It All, Shihad, CIV,
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, and The Beastie
Boys are all common points of reference amongst the
true to their roots has helped them mix with their peers
without fear. Mainman Jay describes the experience of
touring with NY's hardcore veterans Sick Of It All,
notorious within the hardcore scene for being as tough
as their records, the two bands hit it off immediately
and friendships were forged. "We really didn't
know what to expect touring with such an old-skool crew
who are revered within the hardcore scene, but it was
absolutely amazing! They're cool. We've learnt a lot
from them, made heaps more new friends and had a blindin'
They even have nice things to say about the record company,
but then that's part of the joy of success that has
seen their debut album Upstyledown pass the platinum
sales mark in Australia. It's not going badly elsewhere
So the powers of positive thinking and lots of hard
work have set the band on the road to success. None
of this would mean anything of course without the songs
to back it all up. As you can hear for yourself, their
blend of hardcore, pop, Hip-Hop and turntable gymnastics
easily demonstrates that their success to date is no
Already sited by Kerrang, the UK's leading rock-style
mag as ones to watch this year, the way 28 Days are
building up a fan base we are looking at a global phenomenon
that will put their homeland success in the shade. But
then you get the impression that that's no problemo!!!!