Pirie band's song about backyard barbecues

ROCKING IT: Collateral Damage comprising Tate Boulton, left, Grayson Roseberg and Dylan Harris perform at Metal United Down Under 2019 at the Port Pirie Anglers Club. The band is seeking a People's Choice honour in the South Australian Music Awards.
ROCKING IT: Collateral Damage comprising Tate Boulton, left, Grayson Roseberg and Dylan Harris perform at Metal United Down Under 2019 at the Port Pirie Anglers Club. The band is seeking a People's Choice honour in the South Australian Music Awards.

Punk band Collateral Damage is all fired up over the Aussie backyard barbecue.

The band is in the running for a music award and has released their single, Barbie Anthem.

The song had Adelaide radio air-play and has been picked up by American station Sick Boys.

"We were at a barbecue one day and thought we should write a song about it so we did," said lead guitarist Tate Boulton.

The lyrics for the song include the chorus: "Cooking out the back, cranking Back in Black, whoever's got the shops, hand them, because here's the Barbie Anthem".

The song was mostly written by singer and bassist Dylan Harris with help from Tate and the other band member and drummer Grayson Roseberg.

The group is in the running for the South Australian Music Awards' People's Choice - Punk title.

The members attend St Mark's College Year 11 and practise at the school and in each other's sheds.

"We just like playing around and getting the song out there," Tate said.

He - like others - wants to keep the live music scene bopping along.

"There are a few blokes around Port Pirie who are still getting it going so that is good," Tate said.

The teenagers write all their own music and are influenced by Green Day, The Ramones and Blink 182 from the United States and The Chaps from Australia.

The music industry needs performers such as Collateral Damage to keep alive the traditions of live performance.

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