Pat Chow
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Pat Chow

Perth, Western Australia, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Garage Rock




"The Song for Today is "Winning" by Pat Chow (perth)"

im finding it increasingly hard to be fair to low fi grunge bands from this city. it’s like, yeh you kinda sound like every other perth grunge band. but then pat chow comes along and blows them all out of the water with refined ‘too drunk to fuck’ sensibilities and a vocal breakdown that grabs you by the proverbial balls.

winning is the type of song that gets up in your face from the get go. heavily reminiscent of oldschool punk and with more than a touch of the classics influence, this track is a riot of jangly guitars, blokey slurred vocals, and some damn fast drumming.

the attitude of winning is the big draw card for me. the song taps into that rebellious streak; it straight up rejects the whole low fi grunge execution while still having a wholey lo fi grungey sound. it’s a contradiction of itself, and it blasts the expectations on the listener even harder than it blasts the compression on the bassline.

winning sounds like a mosh pit condensed, recorded, thrown through a old kingswood engine and then slammed around by your skateboard. its fast and furious and nostalgic and just what every cool punk needs. expect to hear pat chow on an obscure indie ‘starring ellen page’ movie soon. - RedLionSoul

"LIVE REVIEWS - WA MADE, MUSIC The Scotch Of Saint James"

Pat Chow followed. One note, they certainly ain’t – the set ran a gauntlet from the slow-burn intensity of Pleasure Unit to the sunny guitar band melodicism of Push On. They have a hell of an ear, this band, the ability to spin a chorus you’ll be singing along with the second time you hear it, a skill best evidenced by the stop-start ‘50s girl group bounce of School Kids. Lead singer Ben’s shambling, dissolute banter between songs (veering from a declaration of ‘Fuckin’ YOLO’ to simply ‘Awww Christ’) almost seemed designed to undermine the direct sincerity of their work. If that was the intention, it is to their great credit that it so resolutely failed. - X-Press Magazine

"New Noise: Pat Chow, Les Level, Popolice, Stink Bugs"

Started as a side project for original Ocean Party drummer Ben Protasiewicz, Perth trio Pat Chow were once called The Whores. Now, thankfully, they’re not, and the band’s debut single ‘It Won’t Go’/‘Winning’ is a tidy piece of work. The first song sets nonchalant guitar strumming against surprisingly impassioned vocals, sounding a bit like a Pavement B-side along the way. The second charges ahead with blurted drumming and fulsome noise like another great lost slab of ’90s indie rock glory. It’s all a taste of the band’s first EP, out early next year. For now, the single is up for $5 download, and Pat Chow play alongside Sincerely, Grizzly, Mezzanine, Foam, and Depth Boys on Friday, November 15 at the Amplifier. - Mess and Noise


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


"They have a hell of an ear, this band, the ability to spin a chorus you'll be singing along with the second time you hear it"  - xpressmag

Hailing from Perth and displaying the distinct melodicism the city is famous for, Pat Chow deliver their unique songs with raw, unhinged energy.  
The continuation of original Ocean Party drummer Ben Protasievicz's long term solo project (formerly The Whores), the band came together in Perth via Melbourne, via Wagga Wagga with the addition of Jamie Gallacher (drums) and Andrew Meredith (bass) in late 2012. Since then they have recorded an E.P. with Mitch McDonald of The Love Junkies, releasing the first taste It Wont Go/Winning in October 2013. Mess + Noise described the release as "like a... great lost slab of 90s indie rock glory."
Their live shows draw from an extensive back catalogue of releases including the albums Chicken (2007), Mofo Inc. (2010) and 2012s E.P. CRONE, however the band has a strong focus on the future, with plans to release their new E.P. Good Deed in early 2014, and record a new album later in the year.

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