Effigy

I stole this writeup from last.fm :

Effigy were an Australian three piece rock/synth band originally consisting of Peter Hardman, Jason Stacy and Annie Beckerling; bassist Beckerling quit the band during the early stages of recording second album “Century Collapsing”, and was replaced by Cobina Crawford. Originally from Perth WA, Hardman, the bands founder relocated the band to Victoria where they joined the Melbourne Rock scene. Of the two albums in total the band produced, they had limited success with “Century Collapsing” thanks to singles “Suspicion Bells” and “Caught”. Though Effigy effectively disbanded after that album, Hardman eventually formed a new four-piece, all-male band under the Effigy name. They have yet to release anything on CD.

I really liked the song ‘Lovers’. Quite enjoyed seeing them play live too and I always thought Jason Stacy was a great drummer. I seem to remember there being some tension between Hardman and Annie Beckerling. If the lyrics to ‘Lovers’ are anything to go by its pretty obviously why she left the band.

This is the cd single for Lovers.

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And here is their 1997 self titled LP ‘Effigy’.

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This is their 1998 LP ‘Century Collapsing‘.

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SLAM – Supporting Local Alternative Music

This is a 1999 compilation from S.L.A.M, an organisation who put on a load of great shows around Perth in the 90’s and 00’s. I believe it was run by Steve from Atmosfear.

This one contains music from Wax Tadpole (the first thing we’ve had up from them bizarrely), Stoneface, Atmosfear, Thumb, Greenroom, F.U.L.L, Spyder Moe, Troutman, D’Karn and a whole load more great bands from the mid to late 90’s Perth scene. Some of them are making their first appearance on the site via this great compilation. Click the cover art to download it.

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Trees Without Knees

Pinched all this info from RTR. Grab their 2006 EP here.

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Showbag!

In early 2000 grew another new band Showbag from Perth, Western Australia.  Everyone was raving about them, throwing the next big thing tag in every conversation.  There was something about that first experience watching Showbag back then that hit – they were fresh and nervous, the music simple and not overly tight. It was their songs – classic guitar pop hooks combined with an ear for unique melody that pricked your ears up.   And, those songs simply ran around your head for days, you just couldn’t get rid of them.

Over the next year the band released their debut EP Playlunch and followed up soon after with Quicksand. With these releases came Australia wide recognition and it gave local fans a chance to return to those songs from the early shows. Showbag were still the kind of band that pop-lovers could not get enough of. With the EP’s putting in overtime on local radios and car stereos throughout Perth, listeners began to really embrace the depth in these tunes.  It’s odd, the songs make you smile with their energy, girl/guy trading vocals and pop feel, but when you take the time to sit and listen – the sadness hits you like a steam train. Listening to How Much Would It Hurt literally feels like you have seen inside the band (or perhaps vice versa) and uncovered all of those sordid fears and insecurities we all try so hard to hide.

Just as the future looked rosy cracks began to appear. The band lost guitarist Jeff Baker who left sunny Perth for Melbourne and not long after Kelly Campbell (bass, vocals) departed. The band had however recorded 5 tracks for their anticipated debut album which caught the eye of San Francisco record label Zip Records, in particular the classic ballad Never Get There, which the label subsequently released as a single in October 2002.

Armed with new enthusiasm, foundation members vocalist and guitarist Glenn Musto and drummer Chris Havercroft have put together a new band consisting of local stalwarts Andrew Powell (Bucket, Jayco Brothers) on bass, Adem K (Turnstyle) on guitar and newcomer Jodie Bartlett (Josivac), the key ingredient to trade vocals with Glenn in that imitable Showbag sound. The now settled lineup generates a powerful, yet reflective, live show living up to the potential Showbag has has promised from the beginning.

In December to March 2003 Showbag recorded their superb debut album The Town We Loved In.  Set in the fictitious Australian town Perish Union, it tells 14 tales about life, heartbreak, happiness and sadness – centred around broken relationships deteriorating with the town.  It’s Showbag in their finest form yet, dishing out lashings of melody and contrasts coupled with a bunch of lines that you wish you wrote in a letter to your first girlfriend.

 

In their time the group featured David Elieff, Paul Fanning, Adem K, Colin Reeves, Todd Griffiths, Dean Davies, Glenn Musto, Chris Havercroft, Andrew Powell and Jodie Bartlett.

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This is their debut EP ‘Play lunch’ from the year 2000.

Showbag’s debut release, a twee pop sound with a lo-fi edge and melodic pop dynamics.  Has a sound similar Belle and Sebastian with a hint of the interesing ideas of bands like Guided By Voices and Sparklehorse.

This is their 2002 EP ‘Never Get There’.

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And here is a 2003 LP by them called ‘The Town We Loved In’. Writing credits on this are Glenn Musto (vocals, guitar, bass, keys), Jodie Barlett (vocals, percussion), Chris Havercrogt (drums, percussion), Adem Kerimofski (guitar, backing vocals, keys), Andrew Powell (bass, backing vocals).

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One of the premier indie pop acts in Australia, Showbag! can best be described as a consistent enigma.  Throughout their four year existence the band have released two EP’s and two inspiring singles all receiving great attention and worldwide airplay.  In turn, Showbag have received such notoriety as winning the WA Music Industry Best Pop Act award, Austereo’s Unsigned Find and Triple J’s Next Wave.

Whilst transitioning through some line up changes the band now feature many of Perth’s finest musicians and have quickly proven themselves as a brilliant live act. With their sound slowly incorporating a somber heartfelt edge, they are now set to produce one of the most outstanding albums of our time.  It’s the band’s wistfully woven tapestry of girl/guy lyrics, illustrating raw emotion that allows the listener to reach out and touch the realness of the songs. This places Showbag in their own distinct position in Australian music.

In December to March 2003 Showbag recorded their superb debut album The Town We Loved In.  Set in the fictitious Australian town Perish Union, it tells 14 tales about life, heartbreak, happiness and sadness – centred around broken relationships deteriorating with the town.  It’s Showbag in their finest form yet, dishing out lashings of melody and contrasts coupled with a bunch of lines that you wish you wrote in a letter to your first girlfriend.  It features a re-working of the 2001 radio favourite How Much Would It Hurt their recent single Never Get There and the new radio single Perish Union where the combination male/female lead vocals put Showbag in a class of their own.

They also appear to have put out another EP which I don’t have and would be grateful for. It is called ‘Quicksand’.

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Klippspringer

I know very little about these guys but here’s a nice 5 tracker  called ‘Employee Of The Month’.

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Kiss My Wami

This is possibly the largest post this site will ever see and has taken years of work to compile.

Passionately committed to championing Western Australian music since 1987, WAM is the peak industry body responsible for supporting, nurturing and growing all forms, genres and levels of original contemporary music in WA.

WAM was originally formed as the Western Australian Rock Music Industry Association Inc. (WARMIA) in 1985, with its main aim to develop and run annual awards recognising achievements within the music industry in Western Australia. WAM first received project funding from the state government in 1989, and in the early 1990s the word “rock” was dropped from the title to give the organisation scope to take on a broader constituency.

And what a job they do! I’ve always been a fan of WAM and the great work they do for W.A music. Hats off to all involved throughout the years. From their annual awards shows, enormous amount of gigs they put on or help with, to sponsorship, to their work helping remote outback artists get recorded and heard, WAM and the people behind it has been a fairly integral part of the WA music scene for a very long time.

Since 1997 they have released a compilation CD that showcases a great cross section of music from all parts of the state.

I’ve managed to collect most of them over time and felt it would be great if they could be shared online. I will update this post with artwork as I scan covers of each year. I have some of them done already. Some years had up to 3 audio CD’s and a DVD. I have not included the DVD’s due to their sheer size, just the music. Click the year or the artwork to download a zip file of the music. You will more than likely need to do this from a computer due to their size. Enjoy!

1997

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1998

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1999 –  artwork to follow


 

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2002 – artwork to follow


 

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2004 – A very concise version of the WAM CD this year. 1 CD only, called ‘The WAM Weekender’.


 

2005

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2006

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2007 – artwork to follow


 

2008

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2010

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2011 (Discs 2/3 do not have artist names on the tracks. Grab the tracklist image below.)

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2012

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2013

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2014 and onward……soon to come!

 

 

 

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Perth CD’s for sale!

Throughout the years of running this blog and collecting Perth music, I seem to have inadvertently ended up with some doubles (and triples) of some CD’s. I know physical media is oh-so-passé these days but here’s a list of some extra discs I am happy to let go to new homes. A fiver each seems fair? Let me know what you’re into and I’ll put them aside. I don’t live in Perth but I’ll be down a couple weeks and can work out somewhere for you to pick them up. Email elhornet@elhornet.com

All Washed Out
Capital City vs The Bangkok Lady Boys
Cinema Prague – Zasph!
Fluid Time Carnival
The Growl – Cleaver Lever
Gyroscope – Sound Shattering Sound
Hazel Bionic – The Princess May
Header – Sugarfix
The Homicides – Gimme Some More
Jebediah – Of Someday Shambles (2 copies)
Martian Radio (aka Wasted Youth)
No Flowers – Broken Head
No Flowers – One Day Closer
PC Thug – Warn The Others
Red Jezebel – Joyful Possibilities
Sodastream – Reservations
Team Jedi – Good Morning Last Night
Whitechapel – Image Over Content
Valvolux – Supercharger (currently spoken for)
WA Grade Perth Punk + HC Compilation
Wormfarm – You Betcha (2 copies)
WAMI 2008 and 2011

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No Flowers, No Wedding Dress

In the early 90s NFNWD struck up a musical partnership inspired by their high school musical heroes.

Deciding there was way too many band names starting with The, for a name they settled upon No Flowers No Wedding Dress. A line from the Bruce Springsteen song The River.

That musical partnership has seen out the 90s, been through some line up changes, spent a month touring Spain, lost the Wedding Dress part of its name, and has seen the band perform countless gigs and build an impressive catalogue of music and achievements.

While never officially splitting up the band has not played a gig since 2001. All members continue to play music in other projects.

 

Members:

Shaun Corlson: Vocal Guitar

Shaun Hoffmann: Drums Vocals

Nigel Parry: Guitar Vocals

Tim Keady: Bass Vocals

Todd Walker: Keyboards

Greg Butcher: Bass Vocals

Derek and Gary: Vibes

Myspace.

1996 EP ‘One Day Closer’. Click the cover to download.

 

 

1998 LP ‘Broken Head’. Click the cover to download.

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Superscope

I’ve nicked this bio from Something Old, Something new which has some awesome stuff uploaded and is well worth a look.

Superscope play a great mix of heavy guitar riffs and power-pop. The band formed in Perth in 1994 and despite a brief period playing as Rueben Kinkaide have been consistent performers in the Perth band scene since that time. Superscope have also been dogged by regular line-up changes, their only constant being guitarist, vocalist and lyricist Kevin Borruso.

Kevin originally made his name in the early 1990s as a member of The Stonemasons with Joe Algeri before forming his own band in Superscope.

Here is their 1995 EP ‘Generally Electric’. They put out another EP and an LP but I don’t own them.

Click the cover to download.

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Scout

New upload today from a band I know little about.

This is a 1996 EP by the band ‘Scout’ called ‘Honey’. It’s quite a beautiful thing filled with acoustic guitars, haunting female vocals and pianos.

Some information from Gavin Criddle from out Facebook page :

Scout were people from Proof, and they became Subject to Flooding If I’ve got my order right – Kate Andrews also had some solo stuff around. And they finally ended up as Razorlily.

Other links from Proof were the bands Patterns In Glass, Looking For Lester and Life on Mars.

Lineup :

Kate Andrews

Subha Naidu

Gavin Crawcour

Jon Elder

Other musicians : Narelle Jones, Jeff Gray, Julie Williams, David Sandcock and Kathy Porter.

Recorded at Loop Studios.

Click the cover to download.

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Ikey Mo

Bio stolen. What a great band. Released one EP that I have here, but I’m not sure what else they put out.

 

IKEY MO (pronounced: eye key mo)
: cockney slang for dodgy or mischievous behavior, receiver of stolen goods and excessive gamblers.

Heres how it goes. Ikey Mo started life in June 2000, one stormy night, high above the sleeping city of Perth when a crazed nuclear physicist and his trust assistant Igor channeled the energy of lightening down to their hillside laboratory to create new life. Vocalist / Guitarist / Songwriter Chris Fuller was joined with Glen Young (Guitar/ Vocals) , David Manley (Bass guitar) and Gary Kump (Drums) in what was to become a Frankenstienesque amalgam of members of notable acts Anodyne 500, Burnside, Collide and Vinyl.

Mr Manleys shoes have since been filled by the enigma (and certified monster of rock) known as Adam Safe (ex. Wookstar). Anyone familiar with the Perth music scene over the last few years would know that this was going to be a formidable combination.

The bands debut EP Beginners Guide To Self Defence, recorded at Studio Couch by Sean O Callaghan (Halogen, Eskimo Joe, John Butler Trio) was released in October 2002 and from the early reports the public at large are going to need to defend themselves against its mind-melding charms. From the infuriatingly catchy opener Evil Knievel, to the sonic explosion that is Chemical Girl, through to the moody atmospherics of Know Who You Are, an amazing amount of musical ground is being covered over the five tracks on offer.

A short time after its release Beginners Guide.. had received rave reviews throughout Australia and Evil Knievel found its way to Triple Js hit list. If that were not enough Ikey Mo also in this time took out a swag of awards at the Music Oz Awards in Sydney including the Artists of the Year Award, Festival Publishing Award, APRA Songwriters Award and the overall New Alternative Pop/ Rock category.

2003 ? you ask Ikey Mo plan to deliver what the good rockin doctor orders a tour of the east coast of Australia in April/ May, releasing a new recording and plenty more smoldering live performances.

So there you have it. The Mo have landed. Lock up your daughters, brothers, mothers and any spare cash because no one is safe (except Adam of course), now they are amongst us! The force is strong with these ones Obi wan.

Click the cover below to download the EP.

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The Butterfly CD

This is a live compilation record in December 1994. Recorded on the roof of the fabulous Grovesnor Hotel over a 12 hour period it features some of the greats from that period such as Effigy, Yummy Fur, Lamia, etc.

I had not seen this until now so many thanks to Dave Fallon for sending this in. Click the cover to download.

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The Hedonists

Thanks to Falcon Randwick we have a LP from the Hedonists to share.

A truly great, though criminally overlooked, band from Perth, Western Australia. The tracks here are from their album “40 Erotic Watercolors” which was released in 1998. the band also released an EP called “Gyroscopic”.

The band featured Steve Collett on guitar and vocals, Linden Sentance on drums, and Ben, who played bass on the album but was replaced by Janine Wells before the album was released.

Click HERE to get it.

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Eat More Perth Homegrown

Was given this by the mighty Righteous at Dadas Records a while ago. It’s a compilation put out in 1999 by Gavin Tempany, sound engineer extraordinare!

Featuring tracks from some of the best bands on the Perth circuit in ’99, this is a pretty nice collection of music containing numbers from Eskimo Joe, Anodyne 500, Team Jedi, Penelope, Turnstyle, Beaverloop, Adam Said Galore, Red Jezebel, Jebediah, Avid Grey, Flanders and The Tigers. Click the cover to get down’.

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Header

Header formed out of the remnants of The Rainyard and The Mars Bastards
in November ’93 and signed a recording contract with a Mushroom Records
label, Bark, in November ’94, on the strength of their self-titled debut
ep.  The band moved to Melbourne in early 1995 and over the following 18
months recorded an album (On High Street), three singles and two eps, and
did five Australian tours.  At the conclusion of the original contract in
July ’97, the band’s management made the decision to call Mushroom’s bluff
over what it considered to be a less-than-generous three album contract,
and asked for more money. Mushroom responded by giving the contract to
someone else.
Personnel: Brad Bolton – guitars; Dave Chadwick – guitars; Liam Coffey –
bass, vocals; Ian Freeman – vocals; Dean Willoughby – drums.

Here is their 1996 EP ‘Sugafix‘.

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This is their 1996 single ‘Restoration‘.

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Here is their 1996 LP ‘On High St’.

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Live At Mojos

This is a compilation released by Mojos Bar in conjunction with the Artists For Old Growth Forest.

Recorded in the year 2000, it features live recordings from a wide range of artists including Prawns With Horns, Spank, Delicatessen, John Butler, The Automasters, Proton and Rhibosome. Apparently its quite hard to find this particular John Butler song anywhere.

All proceeds for this CD were donated to those waging the war against the felling of old grown forest in the South West.

Click the cover to download.

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Live at the Cornflakes

This is a 1997 compilation released by RTRFM featuring recordings from the Live At The Cornflakes breakfast show.

Click the cover to get downloadin’.

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Anodyne 500

Stole this from last.fm :

Anodyne 500 were a guitar rock pop band that sounded a little like The Posies and The Pixies. Formed in Perth in the mid-’90s by former Rosemary Beads singer/songwriter/guitarist Chris Fuller, the lineup included Gary Matthews (Drums), Darren Maloney (Bass) and (much later) ex-Wooden Fische guitarist Chris Hann.

Releasing two EPs, “Treasureway” and “Built for Speed, Not Comfort”, Anodyne gigged regularly for about five years from 1995 to 2000, touring Australia once in 1999.

This band was great! ‘TourDe Couch’ is one of my favourite songs of all time. Try finding anything about them online, its as if it never happened. The Perth Syndrome as I call it. Chris Fuller went on to form Ikey Mo who are/were equally as awesome. This was recorded at Jewel Studio by Tim Jewel who was in my year at school. Can anyone remember the name of the band he was in because I have been trying to for ages and can’t.

Anyway..

Anodyne 500 – Treasureway (1998)

And here is their 1999 EP ‘Built For Speed, Not Comfort’. Thanks to Dave Fallon and Mark Stewart for this.

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Anodyne 500 – Built For Speed, Not Comfort.

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Times Up – Last To Nowhere

Times Up were a pop/emo/rock band who played in the Perth scene in the early 2000’s.

I do not recall the details of their demise but they released this 6 track EP on Roundhouse Records. Get it!

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A fairly long interview still exists on the Auspunk page from 15 years ago. I’m stealing it before it disappears.

This interview was conducted with Tim and Sean (Homesy), the two guitarists from Perth emo/pop punkers TIMES UP. This is how it went down…

Adam – So give the readers a brief history of Times Up?
Tim TU – We are an emo/ pop punk band. Basically we properly started as a 3 piece in October 2000 with Ben vocals/bass, me – guitar and Justin – drums, then we added Sega to bass and Homsey to 2nd guitar in early 2001.
Todd – jerk in background Is it true Homsey whacks off at rehearsals?
Adam laughs
Sean TU – How the fuck does he do that?
Adam – Well he is talking about you isn’t he??
Adam – So what bands are your influences?
Tim TU – Umm New Found Glory, Saves The Day, Fairweather, Boy Sets Fire, AFI and heaps others we like everything.
Adam – Yeah you guys have a bit of a mixture in your tunes, slower stuff, faster tracks, is diversity the key??
Tim TU – Yeah we don’t do it on purpose, it comes out that way, we never try to write a particular type of song just whatever we come up with.
Adam – Well it seems to be working well for you guys, as you have scored some very nice support slots lately, are you happy with what the band has achieved so far?
Tim TU – We are pretty happy with how its been going the supports are awesome, we can’t wait to get our cd out now which should be in a couple of months.

Adam – So you just finished recording for that, how has that been going?

Sean TU – Recording was good, a few late nights but its sounding really good and should be ready in a few months.
Tim TU – We are going to mix it this weekend, so hopefully it will turn out good and people will buy it.
Adam – I’m sure they will as you guys have gained a very loyal and large following pretty damn quick.
Adam – Your live shows are quite entertaining and energetic, do you try to play as much as possible?
Tim TU – Everyone in the scene in Perth is heaps cool, its good going to a show and hanging with people who have the same interests.
Adam – Definitely, that is a good thing about the Perth scene, everyone seems to be mates and it is a pretty close knit scene which seems to be lacking somewhat in other states.
Sean TU – Its awesome to see people coming out to watch us and yeah giving us the support, energetic shows are the best and it’s fun to get into it.
Tim TU – We are trying to play as much as possible at the mo’ so we can try and get our name out there but maybe cut down in awhile before everyone gets sick of us.

 

Adam – And you have got your own fan club haven’t you Homsey?
Adam – I noticed at the Throwdown licensed show you had a few supporters chanting your name, is it those kicks and jumps you do?
Sean TU – laughs I dunno where those guys came from but it was cool to see em getting into it and having a good time
Adam laughs
Adam – exactly right
Sean TU – laughs I’m not sure but he seems to enjoy the kicks!!
Sean TU – I hope its nothing personal.
Adam – So getting back to the recording, how many tracks on the ep?
Tim TU – 6 tracks
Adam – When exactly should it be in the shops by?
Tim TU – Hopefully in a couple of months, we are getting everything together now like artwork and stuff.
Adam – Cool, who is it gonna be released by and is their distro on the East Coast??
Tim TU – Umm it’s on Roudhouse records run by Dion from Boredumb and I’m pretty sure you will be able to get it on the East Coast.
Adam – Well if they can’t who is best to contact to grab a copy?
Tim TU – Go to our website www.officialtimesup.com and order one, but we will make sure we get some copies over to the East Coast.
Adam – Yeah good idea
Sean TU – Yeah it’d also be cool to tour over there later in the year or something.
Adam – Speaking of touring you guys are on the Kittysmack roster? How did that come about?
Tim TU – We sent our demo over to him (Nathan) just by chance and he asked us to join which was cool, we wanted to go to Sydney this winter but we had no money, but hopefully we will do an East Coast tour at the end of this year or early next year, Homsey tell your Mum to expect company!!
Adam laughs
Adam – She will be thrilled no doubt, especially with Sega.
Sean TU – laughs She wont be there anymore
Sean TU laughs
Adam – Oh no action for Sega then
Sean TU – Nah Sega will miss out!!
Tim TU – Dammit
Adam laughs
Adam – Were you looking for some action aswell Tim?
Tim TU laughs

Adam – So with the East Coast tour where would you be taking in? Or where would you like to play?
Tim TU – We will see how it goes, definately Melbourne and probably Sydney as well just whoever wants to give us a show.
Adam – Yeah well I’m sure you guys will do Sydney as Secondbest would be keen for shows no doubt and Crank for that matter!!
Tim TU – Yeah Crank are the best bunch of guys and I’m sure Secondbest are also so it will be cool to do some shows over there.
Sean TU – Yeah it’d be awesome to go over and play with Crank they are great dudes and are a really good band.
Adam – Too true, it will be good to have them back in Perth soon.
Adam – So what is in the pipeline for you guys over next few months?
Tim TU – Just to get our cd out and do more shows, we’ve got good shows coming up, and them save up to tour.
Adam – What shows have you got coming up?
Tim TU – We are playing with Mindsnare next week, that band is awesome even though they are a different style to us I can’t wait to play with them and then Sommerset are coming here in August and we will be doing a show with them.
Adam – You sure will be, the next month or so should be a great time for the people of Perth.
Tim TU – Yeah all thanks to Eightysix music run by Dion, Adam and Toddy in Perth any bands thinking of touring to Perth should get in touch with these guys, Eightysix is rad!!
Adam laughs
Adam – Nice shoutout there, cheers!!
Tim TU – No worries

Adam – So what bands in Perth do you think East Coast people should check out?

Sean TU – Definately Boredumb who are touring soon, PC Thug and also The Critics they are all really good bands, definately worth checking out.
Adam – Definitely, any others Tim?
Tim TU – Yeah there are heaps of bands definately Boredumb, PC, the Critics, Waste of Space and so many more I think we have pretty good scene in Perth and its getting better.
Adam – Yeah well it is heaps better than say a few years ago, some people like Dion, Todd (to name a couple) have done very good things for the Perth scene.
Tim TU – And don’t leave out yourself there mate!!
Adam laughs
Adam – Yeah I guess I have done a little bit aswell, cheers!!
Sean TU – Yeah as long as people keep supporting the shows we will hopefully have more and more good bands coming through over here.
Tim TU – It’s awesome to see everyone getting involved cause I think that’s the way it should be.
Adam – So what should the East Coast people expect when you tour?
Tim TU – Just fun, hopefully they will like what we do, we will jump around a lot anyway, and Homsey will release a few kicks.
Adam laughs
Adam – Well I am sure the East Coast people will enjoy what they see.
Tim TU – Thanks
Sean TU – An energetic show is always good to get people into it and a few drinks is also good aswell.
Adam – Can’t go wrong with a few drinks and a good band like yourselves.
Adam – I reckon you guys could get old grannies off their seats… or at least for them to get a better look at Sega!!
Sean TU laughs yeah all those grannies should rock out more often.
Adam – You guys got any shoutouts before we finish up?
Tim TU – All right thanks heaps for the interview Adam.
Sean TU – Thanks Adam for the interview and Kat for organising a lot of stuff for us and also Dion and Todd for helping us out as well!!
Tim TU – Yeah definately a shoutout to Eightysix music who are doing heaps in Perth at the moment, yeah our manager Kat you does heaps for us and everyone that comes to the shows.
Adam – Well good luck with your upcoming release guys and I will catch up with you soon. Cheers boys.
Tim TU – Thanks later
Sean TU – Thanks mate, later.

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Penelope

Penelope played their first pub gig in December 1996 at the Swanbourne Hotel to a receptive audience. Thinking they had something worth listening to they entered the 1997 Australian National Campus Band Competition and made it to the state final. “That was when we first really started to take things seriously” drummer Tim Beor explained.

Other achievements of note included: the semi-final of the 1998 Next Big Thing, winning the 1999 WAM Song of the Year ‘Love Category’ with “Spanish Fly”, and inclusion in the 1999 Eat More Perth Homegrown Calendar (their song “Betty” can be found on the accompanying CD).

Penelope played with many local favourites such as Beaverloop, Eskimo JoeTurnstyleAdam Said Galore and Red Jezebel and at most of Perth’s original music venues. The band had airplay on RTRFMTriple J, and 100 FM, all before the release of their first EP titled Eleven.

 

Here is the EP ‘Eleven’.

Someone has uploaded some clips of them playing and an interview on the Channel 31 show ‘Music Revolution’ – nice!

 

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