Scene News: PRIVATE FUNCTION storm ARIA charts, landing at #1 in vinyl charts, #2 in Australian album charts and #9 in album charts

Photo: Zo Damage

Private Function might just be strong contenders for the title of the best band in Australia right now… a group who use their platform to succeed in the rock world while simultaneously turning the genre back on itself and laughing at it.” – Rolling Stone

Australia’s irreverent pub-punk outfit Private Function are stoked to announce their new LP, Whose Line Is It Anyway? has stormed the Australian ARIA charts, hitting #1 on the ARIA Vinyl charts, landing at #2 on the Australian Album charts and making its top ten debut in the ARIA Album Charts, snagging #9 position.

The second LP from the underground Melbourne punk outfit, engineered by Matt Duffy (Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Bench Press, Moody Beaches) and released via indie label Damaged, has showcased a band barely nudging the height of their force.

The album, which features the singles, ‘I Don’t Wanna Make Out With You’, the border uniting anthem, ‘Albury Wodonga’, and their third heavy-hitting single, Sleep Paralysis’ has proven their ability to write timeless, hook-laden, pub-punk tunes while never losing the tumultuous looseness and tongue-in-cheek attitude the band are famous for.

Private Function make music for everyone – from skate punks to truckers, rock-dogs to glamour girls, barflies and beyond. Over their three-year career, they have amassed legions of devoted fans, hooked on their livewire intensity, belter songs, outrageous stage presence and outlandish comedic flair. Yet all jokes aside, Private Function are a band that should be taken very seriously.

Private Function‘s new LP, Whose Line Is It Anyway? is out now via all good record stores and streaming services. Dig in. 

Private Function
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Damaged / Caroline Australia
Friday 28 August

1. I Don’t Wanna Make Out With You
2. Albury Wodonga
3. Speed Bumps
4. Give War A Chance
5. Sleep Paralysis
6. Evie Part 4
7. Are You Gonna Go My Way
8. Stop Liking What I Don’t Like
9. Static Electricity
10. Irresponsible Dog Owner (I’m An)
11. Black Eyed Blues
12. Make Me
13. Grabbing My Butt

“When gigs are a distant memory, when strong anti-establishment sentiment ripples across the world, all you can do as an artist is to keep making art without distracting from the real issues at hand… Combine that with an affinity for taking the piss, and you’ve got yourself a foolproof method for turning heads.” – NME


“They’re staying true to the foundations of what it means to be punk–sonically and socially – and yet because of their wild and attacking style of playing, they’re bound to appeal to more than just your standard middle finger wavers.” – Hysteria Magazine


“Known for their ferocity, whether it’s through their always-unexpected live shows, or in recording, where the group move with a pace that would leave you out of breath just from listening to it… There’s something that just makes them feel like the most brilliant, coolest people out there.” – Pilerats