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Wishful Thinking (Punk Rock) - Artist Discovery

Todays Artist Discovery is all about Melbourne (Australia) based punk rockers, Wishful Thinking!


With a wealth of experience in the pop punk/rock world, the seasoned musicians having been releasing music and touring since the late nineties into the noughties!


The talented four piece fuse together quirky, melodiously engaging guitar riffs with an electrifyingly upbeat and tightly locked rhythm section and catchy, committed vocal hooks/harmonies...



Wishful Thinking fuses the creative strengths of brothers Carl Jackson (vocals/guitar) and Lachie Jackson (guitar) joined by Alistair Elkins (bass) and Leigh Thompson (drums).


The group originally formed in Tasmania back in 1998 and immediately began casting big waves amongst the Australian punk rock scene - earning them a record deal with one of the most promising labels at the time, Boomtown Records.

'The Wrong Team' by Wishful Thinking | Out July 10th

The band went on to play with the likes of Millencolin, MXPX, Anberlin, Area 7, Antiskeptic, The Getaway Plan, Behind Crimson Eyes and Seraphs Coal (to name a few) before disbanding in 2006. An extremely impressive run indeed...


Over a decade later and Wishful Thinking are back! Thirteen years since they last graced the stage, the talented collective reformed in 2019 with an exhilarating 18 track album, 'Dreams Get Left in the Past'.