Snap Scene: The Balls, The Gasometer, 14th May 2021

Australian power trio The Balls formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2011 with their hard-riffin’take on sleazy punk and stoner rock. Heavily influenced by bands such as Goatsnake, ZZ Top, Motörhead and Glucifer, The Balls crashed on to the local scene with their debut EP- Skeleton Creek followed by a trail of live shows.

The Balls- S/T was the first LP release in 2016 quickly establishing them on the hard rock map playing numerous Australian dates and securing a 22 show tour across 30 days in Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Austria.

This tour wasn’t enough and as European interest grew, The Balls headed quickly back to Germany in 2018 to headline SinnerRock festival alongside a 17 date tour including The Netherlands. In the heat of the Australian summer The Balls wrote their latest album – The Beginning or The End released October 2019. Ongoing tour and international festival plans are currently being brewed with the third album due summer 2021.

About Mary Boukouvalas 1298 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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