Sydney trio Shady Nasty take an unconventional approach to the ever-transforming landscape of their city. Their forthcoming EP, Bad Posture, out via Inertia Music on February 21st 2020, is a testament to this. “We feel disconnected within our music scene. We sound different to every band here, but at the same time, we write about our life and our experiences, so in a way it is Sydney-based,” muses Kevin Stathis, vocalist and guitarist. "We live in a globalized world, we can see what's going on in the United States and the UK, but we view it through a different lens," continues drummer Luca Watson. "We want to reinvent it. There’s a legacy of Australian rock bands who thrive on the local, idiosyncratic reference stuff, but I am not interested in extending that legacy. I want to do something different."
Inspired by the likes of Show Me The Body, King Krule, Iceage, Low Life and Mount Kimbie, Shady Nasty play an energetic and weirdo breed of punk that skirts the boundaries of the genre. With backgrounds in jazz and classical music, Shady Nasty subvert expectations. As Watson explains, “We have all had musical training. Haydn [Green, bass], Kev and I have been playing our instruments for a long time and played in jazz bands and shit like that. The problem with all of that music for me, though, is that it has no cultural resonance. As much as I like jazz, it doesn’t describe my life." What, then, might describe Shady Nasty's lives? Modding cars. Chinese heritage. Making ends meet.
Standard LP with screen-printed B-side.