Ambassadors of surf-punk hailing from all corners of Naarm.
Stimpies’ music and aesthetic embodies an exploration of the Australian lifestyle, the burn of the seatbelt getting into your car in 45 degree weather, the refreshing and repetitious comfort of wave after wave at the beach. Stimpies are a four-piece surf-punk band making shit house noise, made up of drummer and backing vocalist Ethan Robins, bassist Bec Wigg, lead guitar and lead vocalist Ned McKenna and guitarist Xavier Ambrosius.
Starting the band in early 2019, they released their self-titled EP by December of the same year, and proceeded to sell out its launch at Wrangler Studios. In January 2020, Stimpies played at the previous U:Time Festival as well as a bushfire benefit concert at The Gasometer Upstairs with local legends The Grogans, following that with a Pure Nowhere show with The Belair Lip Bombs and Velvet Bloom. In the past year alone, they’ve also joined two major VIC tour lineups, with Kingswood in late 2021 and The Vanns in early 2022, plus a third major VIC opportunity with Skegss supported by Good Sniff at Torquay Hotel in September of the same year.
Headlining this year’s U:Time, Stimpies caps off an insane night at The Bandroom stage from 10:15 PM!