With a mission in mind, SPEED are putting Australian hardcore on the map. The most hyped new prospect in the scene locally and abroad, was formed by Jem Siow in the dissolution of his prior outfit Endless Heights, joined by his brother Aaron on bass, Josh Clayton and Dennis Vichidvongsa on guitar and Kane Vardon on drums. Together they showcase a tough extorior, but amplify their sense of identity and community in everything they do. A prolific demo and seven-inch titled ‘2020 Flex’ set flame to the buzz that would continue to engulf the group from revered in the underground to the brightest – albeit unexpected – sparks in the national landscape. Drawing from old school acts like Biohazard and Merauder just as much as bands like Trapped Under Ice, the band are putting forth pit-ready music that makes it surprising they’ve only been able to play a handful of shows since their formation. 2022 marked their official debut EP, Gang Called Speed, with lead single ‘Not That Nice’ garnering major attention outside of the scene for Siow’s addresses against Asian hate crimes – debuting at #5 on the ARIA Charts and scoring major playlisting across triple j, profiles across Rolling Stone, NME and international acclaim from Stereogum, BrooklynVegan, New Noise Magazine and more including live show supports for Turnstile, sold out appearances across the US including Sound and Fury in Los Angeles. Authoritative, menacing and bound by a firm community spirit, pledge allegiance to a gang called SPEED.

Press Releases


Tour Dates

Aug 22

Meanjin / Brisbane

Princess Theatre

Aug 23

Eora / Sydney

Enmore Theatre

Aug 29

Naarm / Melbourne

Stay Gold

Aug 31

Tarntanya / Adelaide


Sep 1

Boorloo / Perth

Magnet House