Permateens are bursting with summer rock vibes

The summer heat may be slowly dying out in Straya as we gradually head towards the chilly days of winter. Nevertheless the lo-fi surf punk duo Permateens hailing from the Sunshine Coast, are busting out some tasty garage tunes packed with summer vibes. Yep, you’re most likely reading this thinking “Who the fuck?”. However stay with me on this one.


As the days get colder & the nights longer warm yourself by the fire that is Permateens’ Sleeper, their solid surf rock debut.

Despite being very fresh on the scene, the duo has just released their debut EP entitled Sleeper which consists of three memorable lo-fi surfpunk driven tracks. With clear influences shinning through on this EP such as Hockey DadDune Rats, and Skegss, the boys in Permateens boast a sound that is very close to home. From the guitars lush jangles of reverb in Wasted to the particularly lazy yet catchy vocal melodies in Sun Kissed, the duo deliver an all-round solid first effort. Although conversely Permateens don’t really expand far out from what you would expect a typical surf punk/garage rock band to sound like these days.

However in saying that, these guys definitely show potential considering they have only started rocking out as of last year, so I wouldn’t rule them off if you were not drawn to them upon initial impressions. The dynamic connection between the pair can definitely be heard here, which perhaps has something to do with the fact Jack and Chakra have been close mates since their rebellious days as eighth graders.

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Or maybe it’s the mixed musical experience they share with Jack being the musical force behind the group, whilst Chakra brings his vocal style plus knowledge of electronic music and production to the group. Whatever it is these boys certainly seem to be on the same wavelength, which possesses potential to excel into something truly unique in future works.

If you’re still a Permateen at heart or are in search for some summer vibes to help you through the upcoming winter I’d recommend you give Permateens and their brief seven-minute EP Sleeper a sly listen. After all you did just read an entire review on a band you’ve never heard of before, so clearly you have not much better to do with your time anyway.*

Make sure you keep your eyes pealed Sunshine Coast; Permateens may be playing near you at any moment.

*Ed. Incorrect, there’s nothing better to do with your time than reading Happy!

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