Thornlie muso a chance to play Falls Downtown in Fremantle

Josh Chan with Demon Days bandmates Mark Ashforth, Marley Donnan and Bella Nicholls.
Josh Chan with Demon Days bandmates Mark Ashforth, Marley Donnan and Bella Nicholls.

JOSHUA Chan could be about to line up alongside the likes of Flume, Fleet Foxes and Oasis’ Liam Gallagher.

The Thornlie resident’s band Demon Days (a nod to one of Gorrilaz’s defining albums) are in the running to secure a spot on the Falls Downtown Fremantle line-up in January.

As part of the festival’s ‘Foster a Band’ competition, Demon Days are one of six bands hoping to win a public vote which secures their sport on the line-up.

Chan described the possibility alone of being able to play alongside the likes of Run the Jewells, Foster the People and The Kooks, as well as the aforementioned acts, as “insane”.

“Being able to play with people we look up to, to play alongside them would be amazing,” he said.

The keyboardist said his band’s sound, partly influenced by Erykah Badu, combined elements of jazz, funk and hip-hop.

“It comes together pretty naturally, we all listen to similar enough music, so when it comes together, it’s quite a natural process,” he said.

Chan said the band would be incredibly grateful if they managed to win the vote, especially given the quartet only met roughly a year ago at WAAPA.

“We already consider ourselves one of the luckiest bands and getting this would be the best thing ever,” he said.

To vote for Demon Days to play Falls Festival, visit

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