The Painkillers

The Painkillers


Take the tribal beat of an aussie drum legend- James Baker, and put it in the ring against the folk-punk guitar and honest words of Joe Bludge. Its a knock out


The band began after Joe received a phone call from James Baker during which James stated "your songs need my drums". Since that fateful day the band has been a hard workin rock roll duo.

In 2006 the band released their debut, "Drunk On A Train" through indie label Blazing Strumpet, receiving plenty praise from reviewers across the across the country, including making it on the list of the Age'S Top 10 Australian albums of 2006. Perhaps they were summed up best by the age's cheif music editor Patrick Donovan when he stated the painkillers were "lo-fi organic songs that fuse the early acoustic Bob Dylan with the detached cool and New York drawl of '80s solo era Lou Reed."

The Painkillers followed up the success of "Drunk On A Train" with 2008's "Love Cancer", which earnt them a the 2009 wami award nomination for Most Popular Album and pushing them forward to take out the award for 2009 Best Punk Act.

The Painkillers have spent 2009 playing regularly with some of Perths best talent as well as supporting touring acts as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Six Ft Hick, Brian Henry Hooper and Kim Salmon.

With a new album on the way and a national tour planned for 2010, the Painkillers promise to be just what the doctor ordered.


.Drunk On A Train
.Love Cancer

Set List

.Drunk On Train
.Honey Bees
.You're a Girl
.Leave Me Alone
.Hard On A Man
.Love will Tear us a part