Formed in 2011, The Balls is a monster-bearded, hard-riffin’, stoner-punk-rock trio homegrown in Melbourne, Australia. In 2017 the band undertook a mammoth 22-show tour in 30 days across Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Austria, playing venues from the famous Kaiserkeller in Hamburg to Eddie’s Biker Bar, Althütte and opening the ski season at the Keller Bar in the Austrian ski resort of St Anton. Firmly bitten by the Eurobug, they returned to Germany for a follow-up tour in September 2018, where they headlined at SinnerRock festival in Altengronau.
The band released its second album, The Beginning or the End, in October 2019.
In the press
…The Balls kept the ball rolling and produced a focused set. What was most impressive was their swansong which was well performed and showed off their skill. The track itself felt like their most progressive track, swaying between the tempos of old fashioned UK punk and a slow, almost Pink Floyd pace, with the drums eventually thundering the song back into punk again. The Balls were solid.
Rhys McKenzie, live gig review, April 2019, Beat
“They are a band that chew up stages: a frenetic, furious musical proposition like few others. … They might be one of the tightest live acts Melbourne has to offer”
Joseph Earp, beat.com.au
“Nothing prepared the punters for what was about to be unleashed from hard rockers The Balls. …pure, unadulterated blast-your-face off hard rock, like a spell you could not break. … Make no mistake, these guys come at you like a freight train and are wicked to get the juices flowing on the dance floor.”
Live review, heavymag.com.au
Track: ‘The Easy Truth’, The Balls
Baron von Weasel Music is pumped to announce that The Balls released a new album in October 2019. Highly anticipated and long-awaited after the 2016 eponymous debut release, fans of stoner and heavy rock will definitely dig The Beginning or the End! The music was mixed and mastered by ARIA-nominated Forrester Savell. Based in QLD and […]
What a year! This year, Baron von Weasel Music grew from a roster of one band to four, launched a snazzy new website, released a record, and raised over $1,000 for charity! And it’s been a massive year for the Baron bands too, with The Balls headlining SinnerRock festival during a second European tour; Sordid Ordeal and […]
Melbourne rock photographer and legend-at-large Matty G. (3 Chord Images) has published a bunch of awesome shots from the Singing Bird Sessions launch gig on 2 Nov 2018! Check out these stunning pics of our four bands in action at https://3chordimages.com/project-tag/singing-bird/ – taster below! Like what you see? 3 Chord Images is launching its book of […]
We are delighted to announce that we have raised $1,000 for beyondblue through the sale of our Singing Bird Sessions album and gig raffle! We are especially grateful to Australian Kingswood Factory, The Balls, Sordid Ordeal and DevilMonkey, who all donated 100% of their performance fee. These bands work tirelessly to create and perform original […]
Baron von Weasel Music is proud to announce the release of a limited-edition compilation featuring all four Baron Bands! The Singing Bird Sessions is a compilation of songs from Sordid Ordeal, The Balls, DevilMonkey and Australian Kingswood Factory as you have never heard them before! This unique album features an exclusive original track by each band, […]
Hot off the heels of a hugely successful visit to Europe in November 2017, Ryan, Cian and Razor are heading back to Germany and the Netherlands for another crack at the Euro-market. The band has been invited to headline at Sinner Rock on 15th September, following which the guys will be checking out Reeperbahn festival and conference – […]
Smashfest is back for a fourth year and we are stoked that all four Baron bands feature on this mammoth lineup! Australian Kingswood Factory is headlining this birthday bash for Smasher, and along with The Balls, DevilMonkey and Sordid Ordeal, the Baron family will be in fine company with the likes of Strawberry Fistcake, […]