Former Angels

“…the killer live sound of a real rock ‘n’ roll band…” - Heavy Metal Time Machine

“AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath; if any of those bands give you the tingles then Former Angels is the right fit for you”hhhhappy


In the spirit of the classics, FORMER ANGELS are an all-out rock band, tried and true. Crunching riffs, blazing solos, decadent four-part vocal harmonies and a constant rhythmic swagger – it’s all here in spades. Live, this four-headed beast takes on another form again; one full of the vitality and energy that result in outbreaks of moshing and dancing (and that’s just on stage!). It’s truly the way rock’n’roll was meant to be – played loud, drenched in sweat and beer.


Formed in early 2015 from the ashes of countless local bands, the first year of existence for FORMER ANGELS saw the band whip crowds into frenzies across their hometown of Brisbane, and gigs across Lismore, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Sydney (including a support slot for party rockers THE LAZYS) spread the Former Angels classic rock gospel to hordes of new fans. The release of debut single FAR AWAY STAR garnered attention and acclaim including a feature on blogs hhhhappy, Emerging Indie Bands (coming in at number 14 on their end of year list) and DoYouLikeMusic (featured as Single of the Day), plus airplay across Australian community radio and the Netherlands’ IndieXL where it spent four weeks in the charts. Not one to rest on their laurels, Former Angels raced backed into the studio to plot a new single, a new tour, and an even bigger approach to their already awe-inspiring spectacle of a live show.


“Far Away Star sounds as fresh as Highway to Hell and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath time-warped” Emerging Indie Bands


-- Get to know our sub musos --

First time you ever listened to 4ZZZ?

I started listening to 4zzz in 2012, passionate listener ever since.

First time you were ever played on 4ZZZ?

November 2015.

First gig you ever played?

March 27. (The Underdog Pub & Co)

Funniest on-stage f##k up?

For me, climbing onto a bar top at a venue in Melbourne called Whole Lotta Love Bar, on our 2nd tour "Shadow By The Sun" my first attempt getting on the bar top i slipped and put a rather large dint on my guitar, but ended up getting on top of the bar in the end :)

If you could play with one band/muso (dead or alive) in the 4ZZZ carpark who+why?

Tough question so many people to think of. Well truth be said i would love to gig with everyone at some point haha, but i would have to say "Bon Scott era AC/DC" I love the storys i have heard of Bon Scott and think it would be a great time, maybe we could arrive to the 4zzz carpark on the back of a truck whilst playing It's A Long Way To The Top. Make a grand introduction :)

What is the kewlest/ most definitive feature of  your group/ musical project?

There is nothing cool about us haha.

If you were to turn out your pockets at the end of a tour, what is the most common thing you would find?


If you/your band/your music took the form of an emoji, which one would it be?

The Bomb emoji with the burning wick :)