PRIVATE FUNCTION

They’re arguably one of the wildest bands on the Aussie music scene and, as they release their second album, it’s abundantly clear that Private Function are still on top.


There’s a very good chance that, despite their best efforts, Private Function might just be strong contenders for the title of the best band in Australia right now.

It’s a bold claim, but as far as music goes, is there anything more liberating, energising, and downright enjoyable than a band who simply just does not give a single iota of respect to the typical protocols of the music industry? That’s not to say they’re an outfit who refuse to follow the rules, or that they solely enjoy flouting convention whenever the opportunity arises, rather, they’re a group who use their platform to succeed in the rock world while simultaneously turning the genre back on itself and laughing at it.

It was in late 2016 that Private Function first appeared on the scene. Seemingly emerging from nowhere, the group – featuring former Clowns guitarist (and noted quizmaster) Joe Hansen, and Mesa Cosa’s Chris Penney – turned heads with their track “Dial Before You Dig” from their debut EP Six Smokin’ Songs.

The follow-up to 2020’s incendiary Whose Line Is it Anyway, which stormed the ARIA charts, hitting #1, #2, and #9 on the vinyl, Australian, and worldwide charts respectively, Private Function’s third album is a lethal example of what the group are capable of when firing on all cylinders.