Dial Denial

Dial Denial’s EP ‘Goodnight’ is out on February the 19th

Upcoming Australian Pop Punk band Dial Denial are releasing their new EP, Goodnight, off the back of opening for well – known bands such as Hockey Dad at Dee Why PCYC and Bakers Eddy at Wrangler Studios as well as a single release titled Anybody But Me which gained the support of many well known people, bands and brands such as Triple J, Hockey Dad, Yours Truly, Bakers Eddy  Happy Mag, Rob Chapman, Australian Music Scene, Mental Wheels Foundation, Gus Worland, Michelle Ferris & more and to date, the single has received 70k streams across all platforms and reached 1st on the Triple J unearthed charts for 3 weeks and top 4 for 2 months.

‘Goodnight’ consists of 5 songs including recent single ‘Anybody but Me’ and if you are a fan of Pop Punk, Indie Rock, Surf Rock or are looking for a new upcoming band, you will absolutely love Dial Denial!

Insomniac: Insomniac is about a lack of sleep and overthinking everything.

Goodnight: Goodnight is about growing up in suburbia and being a teenager, having fun with your mates and making lifelong friends and memories.

Amalgamations: Amalgamations is about growing up, being a teenager and having an identity.

Anybody but Me: Anybody but Me is about Desiring to fit in and be socially accepted, even if it means you have to change who you really are. The inner turmoil and struggle all for just a short moment of popularity, and its effect on people.

Saturdays: Saturdays is about being a teenager and hating saturdays.

Dial Denial have changed a lot since their first releases shifting from a Punk Rock/Political influence on their debut EP Child Like Wonder to a wider variety sound that can be categorized into a Pop Punk/Indie Rock/Surf Rock sound on their 2nd EP ‘Goodnight’ that is so catchy that you’ll be singing these new songs everywhere you go!

Hailing from the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Dial Denial love who they are and what they do & are dedicated young musicians who want to write songs that resonate with people & aspire to entertain and bring fans on their journey through their music.

“We’re a band who put passion, energy and emotion into our music that we love creating. We combine teen angst and common life experiences with a stupid sense of humour. Our live shows involve a lot of jumping around, head banging, hair flicking and a high energy show. We also poke a lot of fun at each other and love crowd interaction.”


Connecting at Big Music School & Studios and driven by common music interests and goals, Dial Denial was formed. It was clear from the very beginning of their venture into original songwriting that they all just clicked and had a unique bond and style. Meeting on a weekly basis with band coach Ash Rothschild (Caligula / Panic Syndrome), Dial Denial have recorded and released 13 songs including 2 EP’s


Although they couldn’t be happier with their strong start at a young age, Dial Denial are setting their sights on a professional music career. Whilst short term goals include keeping the live gigs rolling, writing songs that resonate with people, establishing themselves and building up their fan base, long term they’re planning to establish a live music venue and provide mentoring and performing opportunities to future generations of musicians as well as touring the world with other famous artists.

On a more personal note:

Vocalist and lyricist, Fergus (Gus) Harley-Macdonald, originally started his musical journey as a drummer however quickly wanted to become a singer after being inspired by the lyrics of Gerard Wey (My Chemical Romance). Gus’ lyrics started out as being political views on world situations or self-experiences but now, he is looking to combine these foundations with comedy, stories and life experiences and his teenage years to ultimately provide meaningful lyrics that resonate with people. He is musically inspired by bands such as My Chemical Romance, Slipknot and Midnight Oil (to name a few), and also takes inspiration from his favourite singer, Corey Taylor (Slipknot).

Owen Borg, guitarist and songwriter, has been practically playing music his whole life. Starting at the age of 5 with piano but drawn to the guitar at age 7, he is driven by the desire to play and write music, often as an obsession, never wanting to put the guitar down. Earning his place as Guitarist of the Year 2018 at Big Music School and Studios, Owen loves performing live gigs, meeting new people and writing music that resonates with people. Musical influences include Periphery, Yours Truly, Stand Atlantic and Plini. Owen’s favourite guitarists are Misha Mansoor, Jake Bowen and Mark Holcomb from Periphery, Nita Strauss, Eddie Van Halen, Slash and Plini.

Originally picking up the guitar at an early age and transitioning to bass at the age of 12, bassist Bailey Pike takes his musical inspiration from bands such as Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Blink 182. He might be the most laid back you’ll ever meet but when he gets on stage he can sure pump out a groove. His favourite bassist is Flea (Red Hot Chilli Peppers).

Drummer, Justin Borg, loves performing live and loves to joke around and make people laugh. He is inspired by the music of Sum 41, Slipknot, Machine Gun Kelly and Fame on Fire and his favourite drummers include Joey Jordison (Slipknot) and Travis Barker (Blink 182). Whilst being the youngest member of Dial Denial, he sure can play awesome grooves and incredible fills!

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