A pack of local musicians have sent some dazzling waves through the local scene with innovative, original merch.
‘We have a sick, cruisy range of tees and caps, and they’re all super unique!’ yelled local Brisbane band, Loose Change, from their merch desk at the Foundry, as they desperately tried to pay the rent through selling $38 white t-shirts with a small black logo in the top left corner.
It’s a truly brave effort from Loose Change, a group who have ‘not found their sound yet,’ but sound suspiciously like Kevin Parker walked into a Sticky Fingers rehearsal and said ‘Wait here, I’m going to go get someone from San Cisco and The Jungle Giants to really make this thing work.’
For all the nine gigs they’ve played over the last seven months, the financial situation for the indie-rock foursome has been fairly dire, with the ex-private school graduates often forced to shamefully show up to Churchie Old Boys’ luncheons to get a proper three-course meal.
This is not because they can’t get a three-course meal at home from their loving mothers, but rather, their insistence on moving out into a Highgate Hill sharehouse has ensured they eat nothing but bananas, instant noodles, and ‘good vibes’ every day.
But this T-shirt could be their saving grace.
The innovative artist responsible for the clever creation, a friend also from school, has designed a logo that is equal parts bold and familiar. The name of the band sits below a disembodied hand playing a guitar, while the other disembodied hand is displaying the classic ‘shaka’ symbol.
The small black logo, placed on the top left corner of the white shirt, is sure to make some pretty massive waves in the Australian art community.
With its retail price far above the disposable income anyone coming to their shows has, it’ll be an intriguing prospect whether they can sell any units. But at the end of the day, it’s actually about the tunes, I reckon?
No more to come.