The Fuss

The Fuss


Hands down, one of the most formidable original live acts to emerge from Brisbane in the last few years. The Fuss' infectious melodies and driving rhythms hark back to a time when live music was simple and no-frills - albeit with a new slant.


In the handful of years since the boys first toyed with the notion of piecing together a collection of covers for a mutual friend’s 21st bash, Brisbane four-piece , The Fuss, have managed to carve out a formidable reputation, as one of the city’s best live, original, rock acts. Through a couple of lineup changes, the current roster solidified in 2007 with Alex Strachan (Bass/Vocals), Matt Downton (Vox/Guitars), Kristian McIvor (Guitars/Vox) and Paul Barnes (Drums/Vox). Their infectious, melodic, riff-rock stylings have managed to secure them support and headline slots alongside touring acts Jebidiah, Magic Dirt, The Exploders, 67 Special, The Fumes, Airbourne, The Camels, Yves Klein Blue, Hell City Glamours, to namedrop just a few. The boys supported Sydneysiders The Saturns during their national tour in late ’07 througout QLD and NSW to to great reviews and audience response. The Fuss entered the studios at Modern Music in early 2007 to record their debut self-titled EP. The Fuss (2007) was well recieved and a critical success, securing regular airplay on local radio. In spite of this, the boys did not believe the release reflected their ‘true’ sound – vowing that their next studio effort would better represent the atmosphere and overall ‘rawness’ of their live shows . 2008 saw The Fuss enter the studio with five new tracks. The boys enlisted the services of Engineer/Producer Darek Mudge (Screamfeeder, Intercooler), to guide them their most recent ‘Country Bones EP’(2008), tracked live, over one-day in a converted northern suburbs factory studio - It is the best representation of their of their sound to date. 2008 has already been an eventful year, the boys touring nationally.


The Fuss - Self titled EP (2007) Modern Music
Country Bones EP (2008) The Last Record Label

Set List

Over 2 hrs of original material. Average set 45-60 mins