Today, Australia’s notorious pub-punk kingpins Private Function have announced a new label deal with Damaged for the band’s impending 2020 LP release, with marketing and distribution handled by Caroline Australia.
The deal, which sees the recently arrived label snag the hot-property band, marks as the debut signing from Damaged, which was founded by Australia’s ARIA-nominated punk outfit Clowns in 2019.
According to label director and Clowns frontman Stevie Williams, signing Private Function to the Damaged / Caroline roster was a no brainer.
“We started Damaged to shine a light on our favourite bands that we had discovered through years of touring and working on Clowns. In our years we’ve never come across a more entertaining, infectious and magnetic band than Private Function,” Stevie says.
“Whether you’re listening to their records or catching them live, you simply can’t turn your attention off from this irreverent, hilarious, crackerjack punk-rock act. Further expanding our label facilities to Private Function’s new LP is not just exciting but feels oh so right. PF STILL ON TOP!”
Private Function’s guitarist Joe Hansen agreed it was important for the band to align with a label who always had the band’s best interests in mind.
“We decided it was a good idea to sign with a label like Damaged so we could have a good middleman between us and the inevitable legal issues and public outcry”
New music from Private Function will be released via Damaged in the coming months. Stay tuned for more details.