Stumbled Upon #095 – IV League (Melbourne)

In our 95th instalment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet the ever charming members of Melbourne’s IV League, and chat about glitter, travelling, dating and check out their latest single, ‘Lit Screen’.

Band Name:
IV League

Website / Social Media:

Indie / Alternative

Members & their roles:
Bella Venutti – Vocals/Guitar
Lachie Gilmour – Lead Guitar
Mick Byers – Bass
Christian Dunne – Drums

What music or artists inspired you?
In terms of current bands we’re inpired by surf rock bands we grew up listening to such as Wavves, Best Coast and Cults, as well as 90s bands like Pixies, Hole and Veruca Salt.

How did the band get started?
Initially the band was just Lachie and Bella, who after dating for a while and sharing a mutual interest in making music started making rough demos with garageband with no real ambitions for the song. When Christian and Mick joined the band we were able to achieve a fuller sound that translated well to a live show, and the writing and recording process stemmed from there.

How would you best describe your live show:
Bella announcing the band under false names such as “Alien Ant Farm” or “My Chemical Romance”. Basically, a hoot.

What shows do you have coming up?
We are going on a three week hiatus from playing as our front woman and guitarist are heading overseas, but when they return you can expect plenty more local Melbourne shows and a tour eventually!
Keep an eye on Facebook for more dates.

Tell us about your latest release:
Our sophomore single ‘Lit Screen’ which was released at the end of October is what we consider to be a progression from our last single in production, style and tone. It is definitely darker and goes a little harder and we have so much fun playing it live.

Where can I get your music?

Listen to ‘Stumbled Upon’ on AU Radio , Mondays at 8:30PM, Thursdays at 3PM and Sundays at 10AM (AEDT), or the playlist of past ‘Stumbled Upon’ artists on Soundcloud


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