New kids loving life

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There are five blokes from Albany and Denmark that make up the fresh band, Foamies and as the new kids on the block, they bring a raw love of playing music to the stage.

Lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the band Isaac Gaffney said he started the band with his friends Austin Taylor, Jesse Semple, Joel Oreo, and Danny Miles only two years ago.

“We didn't really decide to form a band, it just started off as a bedroom jam between a couple of us and it just flowered from there,” Gaffney said.

The name Foamies was chosen to represent the things they love, beer and catching waves, and it describes the laid-back personality of the group.

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Gaffney said for the moment they were happy where they are — finding their signature sound and creating great vibes among great people.

“I think we all have different aspirations about where we would like to go with our music, but as a band I think we would just like to keep making and playing music around the place and just enjoying the moments,” he said.

“We have a set of originals we play but haven’t released any music yet,

“We are slowly roasting an EP at the moment, (and are) not sure when it will be released, but this year, hopefully.”

While you can now see the Foamies at pubs and parties around town, the band are working with a local music guru, recording demos and getting their name heard.

As for what to expect when they play, Gaffney said their indie rock influences were a good guide to go by.

“We are mainly are influenced by artists from Sticky Fingers, Ocean Alley, Mac de Marco and The Doors,” he said.

Be sure that while they haven’t been around long, this is a band with a genuine love of performing live music who thrive on the feeling of a happy crowd.

Foamies will perform at the White Star Hotel at 8.30pm on August 12.

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