The growing hype surrounding this Brisbane based act is largely due to their virtuosic, high-energy performances, that showcase the group's ability to straddle any genre from old-school funk to extreme modern metal. This flexibility has caused critics to draw comparisons to Frank Zappa and Mr Bungle, and has already earned them support slots with high-profile international acts and the creme-de-la-creme of the popular Australian scene.
"I love that heavy groove sh*t!" says Clint Boge of The Butterfly Effect, while Luke Gower of Cog described the group as "a breath of fresh air". Other artists of varied styles with whom Osaka Punch! have graced the stage include Little Birdy, Mammal, Ed Keupper, True Live, LABJACD, Faker, The Matches (US), Endorphin, Wolf and Cub and many, many more. The group receive unsolicited airplay from national and local community radio stations of their unofficial recordings, has toured the east coast extensively, and has been billed at major festival events such as the Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane's Sounds of Spring '09 and The Gold coast Big Day Out 2011.
At the core of Osaka Punch’s current success is an approach to songwriting which fuses elements of several genres with accessible, dance-inducing grooves, and is delivered by the group's infamous front man, Jack Muzak, with a tongue-in-cheek exuberance.
You can't call (Osaka Punch!) a "warm-up" band... They're more of a "set fire to the stage & hope the next act can still use it" band. Their sound takes me back to a Faith No More era, where sounds and styles blended. (Osaka Punch!) equals fun.
Jose Eduardo Cruz - Live Music Media
I am seriously addicted to this song… an awesome mix of weird, heavy and theatrical. If you haven’t seen (Osaka Punch!) live then I suggest that you do… freaking AWESOME!
Sarah Howells – Triple J
Relocating to the U.K. in 2013, Osaka Punch are ready to take on the world, one sweaty, stinky crowd at a time.