Enth Degree rock out at the Rocky Glen Hotel.
Enth Degree rock out at the Rocky Glen Hotel. Tom Huntley

As mum says, these boys will take us to the enth degree

PLAYING since they were and nine and 10-years-old, two brothers have had a lifelong passion for music and performance.

Enth Degree thrilled Gladstone residents at The Rocky Glen Hotel last Friday.

Having released their debut EP, Enth Degree was pumped to entertain Gladstone on the band's first stay-over in the region.

Aaron, 21, (lead guitar and vocals) and Levi (drums and vocals), 20, have already played alongside some of the biggest names in Australian music including The Living End, The Cat Empire, Jet, Eskimo Joe and Hilltop Hoods.

The brothers have also attracted success on Triple J Unearthed.

Enth Degree reverberates an electronic-sounding beat, noticeable in their dance hit, Dance Our Lives Away.

The brothers have a distinctive, provocative style to their music, clearly apparent in songs like ORGASM, featured on their EP.

Gladstone visitor Kerri Pike said the band had been awesome.

"Gladstone has to get more bands like Enth Degree," she said.

'"They were amazing. I've never seen a band play to the crowd like these amazing boys do.

"With such a fantastic list of originals that sent the crowd wild, everyone danced the night away."

Aaron said the had had an absolute ball playing in Gladstone.

"We did the overnighter," he said. "We parked our caravan at the back of the pub."

The brothers officially formed the band when they were 13 and 12, and Aaron said the name Enth Degree was influenced by their mum.

"It's actually a saying," Aaron said. "Originally it came from our mum who used to say it.

"You boys take me to the enth degree."

The band is truly a family affair with their mum acting as manager and fashion designer and their dad as the engineer and groupie controller.

The boys were originally influenced by a number of artists including some classics such as Judas Priest and Led Zeppelin.

"Then as we got older it progressed to different styles of music," Aaron said.

With a degree in classical guitar, Aaron said they loved a wide variety of music.

"At the moment, probably Skrillex, he's an electronic producer," he said.

Enth Degree has experienced a number of highlights over the years, including playing for thousands after Hilltop Hoods.

"One time I remember walking up after Hilltop Hoods and there was like 5000 to 6000 people," Aaron said.

"It was exhilarating."

Aaron said they had a huge fan base in Darwin, where they are originally from, and have started filming the band's journey and putting it on YouTube to keep friends and fans in the loop.

Taking to the road on tour along with their parents, the brothers are loving the performing and travelling lifestyle.

"We're having an absolute ball," Aaron said.

"We're in Gympie playing for New Year's Eve, and heading to Tamworth in January."



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