Five of the coolest merch items from Geelong bands

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Five of the coolest merch items from Geelong bands

Words by Benjamin Lamb

Rock some fresh merch from some local bands.

This year has been hell for a heap of industries, but one of the biggest losses was felt by those in the Music Industry. 2020 has been a musician’s nightmare – with abandoned tour dates and bungled album releases, a lot of musicians are still struggling.

With live music making its slow return to Pre – Pandemic levels, bands still need our support wherever possible. Buying merch is a great way to do just that. Gone are the days of the boring Album cover band
t-shirt, musicians are innovating and making some pretty cool merch that you’ll want to flaunt.

With the annual Aus Music T-Shirt day right around the corner, we thought we’d dive into some of the coolest merch items from local musicians and bands you know and love.

Toxicon – ‘Base Model Band T-Shirt’
These seminal Geelong heavy metal icons have innovated and turned the average band tee design on its head, having a fun, tongue-in-cheek jab at the overused elements of the average heavy metal band merch. For an easy $15, it’s a cool piece of apparel that’ll set you apart from the rest.

Click here and grab one today, so you can get it in time for Aus Music T-Shirt Day on November 20.

Alice Ivy – ‘White Socks’
Who said you can’t deck yourself out head to toe with merch? (Literally toes in this case). Forget Nike and Adidas – there’s a new sock brand in town; Alice Ivy. In her classic charismatic fashion, she’s chucked her name on some socks in the perfect way – there’s no tacky brand name all across the socks, the minimalistic design truly makes a fashion statement.

With all that extra room in your sock draw after your 15th quarantine cull, there isn’t reason why you shouldn’t pick up a comfy pair of these.

Check them out here.

Gymnastics In The 70’s – ‘Tote Bag’
Donning your favourite group’s merch 24×7 just got much easier thanks to this cool tote bag from everyone’s favourite Geelong indie rockers Gymnastics In The 70’s. Coming in a nice plain white colour, it’s the perfect piece of merch that’ll go with any outfit.

Chuck this trendy, minimalistic tote bag over your shoulder for your next grocery shop and you’ll be the talk of the town. Well not really, but you will look pretty sick.

You can buy it here.

Spit And Mac – ‘Hoody’
This Geelong hip-hop duo are keeping it cool with these hoodies. Coming in Blue, Black, and Grey, you’ll have your pick of the bunch when it comes to repping this hip hop group. Complete with Spit and Mac’s iconic logo, it’s a great piece of minimalistic merch that’ll be great to wear the next time you catch one of their gigs.

Chuck the fan up, and get into one of these to stay nice and warm.

Beans (Baked Beans) – ‘Boom T-Shirt’
The group now going by the name ‘Beans’, this tee is a hot commodity, with it still referencing their old name ‘Baked Beans’. With a cool retro logo that is reminiscent of the ‘Rugrats’ TV show logo, it’s a slick piece of merch that’s a lot like their music; vintage with a modern spin.

Pick one up here and represent them for Aus Music T-Shirt Day!.