Adelaide, South Australia, AUS

This quartet have the intensity to frighten, the beauty to intrigue and the anger for violence all blended into one jaw-dropping package...


With spatterings of angular time signatures and boggling arrangements spiced with grinding vocal melodies, Coerce are quickly gaining respect for their virile and furious live shows. Non-genre specific, Coerce are closely compared to seminal bands At The Drive In, Refused and Fugazi and are fast becoming appreciated for their caustic and creative blend of post-noise.

After the sold out pressing of their self titled EP release in 2008, Coerce spent the early months of 2009 tracking their debut album release ‘Silver Tongued Life Licker’.
Recorded and engineered by guitarist Mike Deslandes at Capital Sound Studios in Adelaide and mastered in New York by Ue Nastasi.

STLL was released as a 12” LP/CD pack with artwork designed by bassist Matt Adey and garnered brilliant reviews in publications like Rolling Stone, Blunt, Drum Media and many webzines, not to mention featuring at #6 in best Australian albums of 2009 in DB Magazine and midway up the Top 100 in Blunt’s 2009 list.

Coerce toured nationally in support of STLL pricking up ears and stirring up the punk rock community whilst becoming a favourite among their peers.
They laid waste with bands such as Robotosaurus, Bronze Chariot, Grim Fandango, Regular John, God God Dammit Dammit and topped off with a support with Florida‘s Poison The Well.

The band were then invited to support Perth’s Karnivool on their ‘Sines Waves and Mirrors Tour’ in Nov/Dec 2009 along with National Radio Network Triple J picking up Coerce as a ‘Next Crop’artist for their annual ‘Australian Music Month’ in November 2009.

2010 has seen a successful WA tour, a new release in the way of a split record with Adelaide brethren Robotosaurus along with a string of shows in Melbourne and Adelaide with Californian’s Dangers and Graf Orlock and will finish up with a national headline tour.


2008 - Self titled EP (sold out)
2009 - Silver Tongued Life Licker (silver vinyl + CD)
2009 - Silver Tongued Life Licker (limited softpak CD)
2010 - Split CD with Robotosaurus