Some jerks are a female-led garage/surf rock band from Brisbane, Inspired by the girl groups, and garage rock, of the 60's, and once quoted as “sounding like Sleater-Kinney covering the Shangri-las”.
Formed in late 2010, they released their self titled EP, in 2011(mixed and mastered by Kramer of Bongwater), followed by debut Album “ Buddy Rich made Me Cry”.
2014 saw the release of “Dark and Dead of Night/ Nancy”....a couple of songs about love, and digging graves. It was accompanied by a film clip for “Dark
and Dead of Night”, Directed by Brisbane cult film maker, Andrew Leavold (of Lesbo-A-Go-Go, and The Search for Weng Weng fame).
All releases included singles that have received extensive play on community radio, and placed high in the annual 4zzz Hot 100.
Some jerks are a tight live unit, and have played shows with The New Christs, The Bellrays, The Scientists, The Coathangers, Cosmic Psychos, Ron Peno, Even, Sixfthick, Hits, Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, and many other great bands...They have also played up and down the east coast of Australia.
Recently Some jerks have released their second Album “Strange Ways”. It has received great reviews, was voted as the Best album of 2016, by the combined 4zzz announcers, and was included in the top 10 under the radar Australian releases, by The Guardians Kate Hennessy.
Some jerks were selected as finalists at the 2017 Qld Music Awards, in the rock category with their song “The Hunter”.
2018 Saw the release of "Star" on a split single with Powerline Sneakers and in 2019 "A Million Girls was released as a digital single.
Original guitarist Will O'Brien after recording his guitar parts for "Summertime Funtime",left the band late 2019 to be replaced by Brent Wilson.
Summetime Funtime was finally released in 2021
4ZZZ Most played artists 2021
4ZZZ Hot 100 positions
2021. Summertime Funtime 11
2019. A Million girls. 25
2018. Star. 75
2016. Hunter. 25
2014. Dark and dead of Night. 12
2013. Never Know. 45
2011. Don’t Break my heart 29
4ZZZ Announcers top 10 2016
Some jerks are....
Victoria Watson : Vocals/Bass
Will O'Brien : Guitar/Vocals
Simon Walker : Drums
4zzz Review "Strange Ways"
Qld Music Awards Finalist 2017
I-94 Bar Review "Strange Ways`
Summertime Funtime Album
Released August 2021 thru Kasumuen Records, on Vinyl and CD
Star/ Miles of Love Split single
w/ Melbournes Powerline Sneakers. Released Oct 2018 on Vinyl thru Buttercup Records
Strange Ways Album
released 2016 on CD and download thru Twelveyes Records, and on Vinyl thru Pig City Records.
Dark And Dead Of Night/Nancy single released 2014 on Vinyl 45 and download thru Twelveyes Records
Buddy Rich Made Me Cry Album
released 2012 on Turkeyneck Records.
Some jerks EP
released 2011 on Turkeyneck Records.
Some Bands We've Played With
The Bellrays (usa)
New Christs (syd)
Spencer P Jones (melb)
The Coathangers (usa)
Cosmic Psychos/Painters and Dockers (melb)
Cash Savage and the Last Drinks (melb)
Rocket Science (melb)
Powerline Sneakers (melb)
Ron Peno and the Superstitions (melb)
Ute Root (melb)
Moody Beaches (melb)
La Bastard ( melb)
Hot Wings (melb)
Laura Imbruglia (melb)
We all Want To
Mick Medew and the Mesmerisers
Sabrina Lawrie and the Hunting Party
Michael Beach (Melb)
Stress of Leisure
The Loveless (melb)
Twin Beasts (melb)
Rayon Moon (melb)
Prehistoric Douche (melb)
Baby 8 (melb)
The Double Happiness
Damn the Torpedoes (melb)
New jack rubys
Pineapples from the Dawn of Time
4zzz joint effort 2015
Dead of Winter Festival 2017