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Melbourne/Wellington punk rockers, Bakers Eddy has returned with a hugely catchy new single, Can’t Afford It. Coinciding with the release, the band has also announced their signing to Ivy League Records.
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“Can’t Afford It is a song about living paycheck to paycheck and trying to make ends meet. I wrote it in my bedroom after coming home from the supermarket, on a budget of $3.50, still managed to make a dope lentil Bolognese,” says frontman Ciarann Babbington.
Bakers Eddy formed in Wellington, New Zealand when they were just 13 years old. Originally comprising of frontman Ciarann Babbington, Drummer Jamie Gordon and Bass player Ian Spagnolo, the band quickly recruited Ian’s twin brother Alex Spagnolo on guitar. “We got sick of Alex playing PS3 in the same room while we rehearsed, so we taught him an A chord and he was in”, says Babbington.
Whilst still residing in Wellington, the band supported the likes of Gang of Youths, The Rubens and US punk band Highly Suspect. They also graduated high school and continued to hone their craft, while successfully managing to avoid going to uni or getting real jobs—talk about living the dream!
In 2017, the band moved to Melbourne and took it upon themselves to write 50 songs in 50 days. The following year, they buddied up with fellow Kiwi, producer Tom Larkin (Shihad) and independently released their debut EP I’m Not Making Good Decisions. They spent the rest of the year playing shows around the East Coast of Australia, and also put some stamps on their touring passports with stops in Germany and the UK for The Great Escape Festival.