First 13 bands confirmed for new book about Australian punk and hard rock.

“I’m just a lad, in front of a band, trying to take a shot in the dark.”

Earlier this week live music photographer Matt Gleeson (ex Sub v2.0 / ex Ragged Press) announced that he was commencing work on a second book of photographs of Australian punk and hard rock bands.

Matt’s work documenting local and touring bands is perhaps most well-known from his time as both editor and a photographer for online zine Ragged Press. Over the course of the last five years he has captured literally over 100, 000 images of live performances by both international and local acts.  The Ruts DC, Glen Matlock (ex Sex Pistols), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Anti-Flag, Strung Out, Descendents, Nekromantix, PEARS, Los Kung Fu Monkeys, The Creepshow, Guitar Wolf, The Z.G’s, Superjesus, Grinspoon, Regurgitator, Clowns, Mach Pelican and The Bennies are just some of the bands that have played before his lens.

“A Shot In The Dark” continues the work of his debut 2016 book, “Passion 4 Punk: Melbourne Punk Music 2013-2015”, this time extending beyond the confines of Melbourne to document bands from across the country.  Due for release in November 2018, Matt is currently working through his collection of archived images to select the cream of the crop for the book.  Bands confirmed so far include:

  • Australian Kingswood Factory
  • Caveman Disco
  • The Cruntburgers
  • The Dead Love
  • Dirty Harriet and The Hangmen
  • Flangipanis
  • The Ramshackle Army
  • Strawberry Fist Cake
  • Sketch Method
  • Smash Bros
  • Stoned To Death
  • The Suicide Tuesdays
  • Udder Ubductees

A Shot In The Dark will be available by pre-order only.  Follow 3 Chord Images on Facebook ( ) or via the website ( ) for updates.

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