Melbourne muso Billy Twyford compiled 33 songs in 11 days and this is what came of it
15.01.2020

Melbourne muso Billy Twyford compiled 33 songs in 11 days and this is what came of it

Words by Tom Parker

A product of determination and outcry.

The lead singer of rising local punk band, Disco Junk, Twyford has voiced his concerns. Firstly, it was underage musicians not getting a fair go. Secondly, it was the Liberal Party.

For Twyford, there’s issues left, right and centre and he’s not just gonna sit back and watch the world go by.

On Friday January 10, he pumped out There’s Gotta Be Hope, Right?, in just a matter of days. It’s a compilation tape of 33 different songs from 33 different bands, including his own.

100% of the tape’s proceeds will go to both the NSW Rural Fire Service and Victorian Country Fire Authority.

As Twyford put it on Disco Junk’s Facebook on the day of release, “Ladies and gentlemen. After 11 days of frantic messaging and sleepless nights. There’s Gotta Be Hope, Right? IS OUT!”.

Mad respect.

The record spits out all the curiosities channelling through Twyford’s brain in 74 minutes of action. It’s largely punk and garage, but the likes of P.P. Rebel, Dragnet, Sunfruits and Easy Browns scale things back.

If anything, There’s Gotta Be Hope, Right? shows the capability of people power. Get out there, folks.

Check out the compilation record on Bandcamp.