by the partae

…a contender for the punk-rock release of the year.” – Hysteria

Punk-rockers from across the ditch, Sit Down In Front are thoroughly stoked to release their anticipated new EP ‘Fuelling My Rage‘ via Aussie label, Best & Fairest. To celebrate, they’ve dropped another wild video for EP track, ‘Person Of Interest’.

The phrase “Person Of Interest” is often thought of as someone the authorities are interested in. But in this case, it just refers to someone who would rather put their hard-earned cash in the bank and earn interest rather than risk it on high wire deals.“, explain the band.

The video is set in a fictionalised 1987 version of a skype call (Zype). The Zype call is based on a financial planning workshop facilitated by Elonge Gatesafull, featuring a roster of eclectic participants who are ready to be converted from conservative individuals to high flyer investors.

The rebellious rockers know how to deliver a fast and upbeat punk rock anthem with genuine charm and a good sense of humour. In October 2021, the band released their smash hit  ‘Pixie Caramel’ featuring the legendary Tiki Taane which shot to the top of The Rock Radioscope Charts in NZ. This single followed the scorching slice of punk rock political commentary, ‘Don’t Drink Bleach’, released in July 2021.

The three piece is led from the front by frontman and lyricist Cory Newman who uses a wheelchair due to his Cerebral Palsy. His energetic live performances have likened him to “a young Johnny Rotten”. The line-up is completed by talented Guitarist Jackson Clarke, and multi-talented self-taught Drummer Rikki Noble.

Since forming in January 2017, the band, whose members are all still in high school, have released 2 full length records – the self-produced debut ‘Red Light Runner’ in 2018 and the acclaimed ‘Confessions Of A Pie Thief’ in 2020.

Over the years, the band has toured Aotearoa with Aussie shed-rockers The Chats and rock & roll icon Jimmy Barnes, as well as kiwi heroes John Toogood, The D4 and Head Like A Hole.

Best & Fairest is an independent record company founded in Melbourne in 2019. Part of the Native Tongue Publishing family, B&F has worked with artists such as Cry Club, Kingswood, Finn Andrews (The Veils), Squaring Circles and more. Sit Down In Front are the label’s third foray across the Tasman following the afore-mentioned Finn Andrews and award-winning MC Randa.


1. Pixie Caramel (Ft. Tiki Taane)
2. Don’t Drink Bleach
3. Stage
4. Taking Out The Trash
5. Person Of Interest


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