Bakers Eddy formed in Wellington, New Zealand , when 3 slacker mates decided they wanted something to do other than skate.
Twin Brother and guitarist Alex Spagnolo joined after the band “got sick of him playing PS3 in the same room while we rehearsed”, “so we taught him an A chord then he was in”.
For the next 2 years they would go through a few band names, a few first relationships and experiment with different genres.
They supported bands such as Gang of Youths, The Rubens and US band Highly Suspect as well as playing “Rock the Park” in Auckland and “Homegrown” in Wellington all whilst avoiding going to uni or getting real jobs.
By the end of 2016 they decided to throw themselves well out of their comfort zone and move to Melbourne where they hooked up with producer and drummer of Shihad -Tom Larkin.
Tom set the challenge of writing 50 songs in 50 days.
The themes of these songs ranged from being broke, drinking too much, trying to get laid and technological dependencies, essentially “being 21 in a new city”.
The band took these songs into Tom’s Brunswick studio and came out with the five best tracks. Their EP was released on the 20th April 2018 and they embarked on playing gigs up and down Australia’s East Coast, took a short trip to Germany and played the Alternative Great Escape.
Back home they have enjoyed support from Triple J with “Leave it to me” and “Can’t Afford It” and they won Triple J Unearthed’s prestigious Falls Festival spot in Lorne 2019.
They capped this all off with a signing to Ivy League Records and Mushroom Publishing and played Bigsound 2019 to rave reviews.
Bakers Eddy’s music is loud, fast and dirty – it reflects the bands happy-go-lucky mentality of giving zero fucks.
They say “ if you do what you love for a job you’ll never need to work a day in your life. This band provided us a route that put us outside the norm and let us do something that we actually give a shit about.”