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My First CD: Oliver Duncan, Gung Ho

Words by Hugh McClure.

Brisbane’s Gung Ho had a breakout year in 2012. On the back of singles like ‘Twin Rays’ and ‘Side by Side,’ they supported the likes of Wavves, Whitest Boy Alive and Last Dinosaurs. Mid-February 2013 will see the release of debut EP Anywhere Else.

One-half of the dynamic duo, Oliver Duncan, took a moment to relay his memories on his first ever CD purchase – the self-titled (debut) album from UK virtual band Gorillaz.

“I remember buying this at Kmart when I was 10. I really liked the cover – I just thought the idea of a cartoon band was the coolest thing ever. To this day, I still think this record is the best thing Damon Albarn has ever done. The artwork, sound and eclectic style make for one of the most creative packages ever seen in musical history. My favourite tracks at the time were the punk ones – like the aptly named ‘Punk’ which features some extreme vocal retching that I remember made me feel sick (but in a good way, you know?). I also loved ‘M1 A1’ with its tripped-out intro that really confused me (at the time) and the crazy good tune ‘5/4’. Listening back to this record, it’s safe to say I love every track on it. Gorillaz spawned my love of eccentric pop music, and they proved to me at 10 years old (and now at 23) that music can be anything you want it to be.”

Gung Ho’s debut EP kicks off on February 22 with support from fellow Brisbane-native Jeremy Neale.


Friday, February 22 | Cats @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide SA – Tickets available on the door
Saturday, February 23 | Workers Club, Melbourne VIC – Tickets available from Corner Box Office
Thursday, February 28 | Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD – Tickets available via
Friday, March 1 | FBi Social, Sydney NSW – Tickets available via
Saturday, March 2 | Yours & Owls, Wollongong NSW – Tickets available via

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