Western Australian punks Last Quokka combine acerbic, socially conscious lyrics, heavy rhythms and catchy guitar riffs to create poignant, dance-inducing punk music. Described as a 'more aggressive Eddy Current Suppression Ring' the band has supported Gang of Four, Mclusky, Amyl And The Sniffers and The Meanies, and has toured extensively throughout Australia and South-East Asia, having played festivals such as Chopped, In The Pines and Perth Fringe Festival.
Their 2020 album 'Unconscious Drivers' received critical acclaim, making it to Xpress Mag's top 20 albums of 2020 and was a featured album on radio stations RTRFM and 4ZZZ whilst receiving consistent airplay throughout Australia and the EU. In 2021 and 2022, Last Quokka were nominated for a Western Australian Music Industry award in the category of best punk/hardcore band.
“Imagine if King Gizz were a proper suburban punk band.” - Tim Shiel, Double J
"There’s a jerk and wired aesthetic to ‘Cue‘ that contrasts perfectly with the moments where the ripping guitar chords and electrically charged riffs gatecrash the track. You can hear Parquet Courts and Eddy Current Suppression Ring in the way they bring a musical nous and intelligence to punk rock primitivism." - Doubtful Sound
"Like the threatened but still grinning marsupial, Last Quokka have surveyed our current circumstances of climate breakdown, internet-powered mass-disinformation and right-wing populism ...and still found reasons to laugh - and more importantly reasons to believe." - 4ZZZ
"Last Quokka bill themselves as ‘the anti-fascist punk band from the most isolated city on the planet’ and the statement rings true. Perth, the lone star in Australia’s west, is now even more alone with the COVID-19 pandemic. Isolation breeds anger; isolation brings contempt. What’s vital is that Last Quokka channel these feelings into such powerful and raucous punk anthems." - X-Press Magazine