"a brooding bluesy explosions of energy and emotion, taking inspiration from the
post-punk tradition and rolling it all up in a doom laden package” (Mikey Carr - Music Feeds)
“Crashing walls of sound” (Dale Slamma -Live Guide)
“Hailing from the decrepit punk depths of Sydney, The Walk On By have been staggering around the inner west vomiting their sets all over Sydney”- MUM (World Bar)
“They say post-punk, but they are way to interesting to be called that” – Trent Marden (PAN Magazine)
The Walk On By are a Sydney based 4-piece formed in May 2008. The sound of the band is an involuntary cross-genre concoction of 80's post-punk, 60's garage surf rock, a touch of swagger and demented blues, a splash of no wave, all thrown together with absinthe, soda and a twist of lime.
September 2009 saw the band perform a 6 show tour of Spain, in 2010 the band returned to conquer greater Europe, with a 7 show tour covering Spain, France, Holland and the UK.
2011 The Walk On By sign with spanish independent label Philatelia Records and the band return to Europe for a 13 show promotional tour of Spain and France taking friends Psychonanny & The Baby Shakers along for the ride in september & october.
Drawing inspiration from the Australian underground and their urban existence, the band plays live as if each show will be their last. Broken instruments, blown PA’s and dislocated knees have featured at past shows.
Their growing back catalogue includes two EP releases (The Walk On By, 2008; Mislaid, 2008), a 7” vinyl pressing (Delilah, 2009) and their début LP a 12" Vinyl (Euro Trash, 2011) plus a few bootlegs.