I think I was sent this from the people behind the Dullsville blog.
This is a 2 hour, 60 track cassette tape compilation put out by Stumbles from Rupture in 91. It consists of demo tracks, live recordings and unreleased material from Perth punk and hardcore bands from the early 80s through till 1991. A lot of junk, but there are some real gems in there.
I believe this is also the first recording I have of the band Thou Gideon on this site. Other notable mentions are a live recording of ’21’ and ‘Doctor Who’ by Cinema Prague from 1990 and a whole bunch of other fast/loud/noisy stuff from bands I’ve featured on this site such as Storm Of Perversion, Rupture, Black Sheep, Threshold Of Pain etc.
Remnants of a website here. I stole all the info from there as I did not see them play personally.
Kayjun formed in 1996 on the foundation of strong friendships between all members of the band. Kayjun was the first band for each of the members, and in the early days found its feet by playing covers of their favourite bands, like Metallica, Black Sabbath, AC/DC and the Screaming Jets.
Kayjun’s early performances were enjoyed by all, and within months the band began playing at parties for friends and strangers alike.
After almost a year of playing covers, Kayjun decided that their musical future lay in writing and performing their own songs. In late 1997 the song-books were cast aside and the long, hard road of original song writing began in earnest.
Kayjun were the “most popular band” at Gozzy Rock, an annual, regional band competition, in each of 1997 and 1998, and were also the overall runner-up in both years.
Kayjun were semi-finalists at the statewide Next Big Thing competition in 1998. This competition is open to music of all types, and Kayjun were commended on their performances by judges of wide musical persuasions.
Kayjun were one of four nominees for Perth’s Best Original Heavy Metal Band in the 1999 WAMI awards.
They called it quits in 2001 and guitarist Anthony Wong went on to play axe for Syzygy.
Whitechapel was made up of ex-members of the now legendary Perth bands Love Camp 7, Boredumb, and Billings Method, and have fast attained, not only through their past associations but on their own merits, the kind of reputation that is all too rare in this current musical climate…that of creativity and originality.
As an almost revolutionary response to the inane and mindless musical trends of the past five years, Whitechapel stand as a genuine alternative to the mass-marketed, mass-consumed drivel that has been force-fed music fans since the mid `90s.hailing back to the time when alternative music was fuelled by passion, not money, Whitechapel are the very opposition to what has become music’s motivation:image over content
The band’s clearly ironically-titled debut is a subtle introduction to the band, featuring the more direct and simple songs from their repertoire, and is a breath of fresh air from the bombardment of comical retro-rock clones, perfectly manicured punk, andstuck-in-a-time warp metal that seems to be all major labels have to offer the world.Catchy and immediate, with a distinctly dark edge, the band’s songs fall into no genre of any specificity, and highlight the artistic maturity of these seasoned songwriters.
Consisting of five songs and four bridges (the CD flows from song to song without stops) ‘image over content’ is the first step in the journey of a very important band.
Image Over Content was unleashed on 15 December 2003.
This is a very interesting sampler produced by ‘Treadmill’, apparently a management and promo company which started in 1993.
The sampler includes music from Perth bands Flanders, Avid Grey and Bucket and it also features music from the Sydney band ‘Knievel’. There is no date on it but if I had to guess I’d say late 95 or 96.
I think what is most interesting about this sampler is the tracks from Bucket. According to the liner notes it says Bucket signed a 4 album deal with American label
‘Radical Records’ and their debut LP was slated for release in 1998 with 3 of the tracks on that LP featuring on this compilation. Well I’ve got the 2 Bucket EP’s in a post here but as far as I am aware the LP this sampler is talking about never actually ended up being released. As such this means we’ve got 3 unreleased tracks here, great!
Before Eskimo Joe, Little Birdy and One Horse Town, there was the high school band which started it all.
In the beginning: Joel Quartermain, Simon Leach and Stuart Leach were all year 12 students from Hollywood High School, who decided to form their own band and asked friend Kav Temperley to join them. They managed to release only one EP titled Pleasure Puppy in 1997, featuring a collection of songs Kav had written as a teenager. One song on the EP, “Mr Hoek”, was written by Kav’s friend Stuart Macleod. The EP is now extremely rare to find but highly sought after by fans.
The band played to mediocre success, playing in various gigs in Perth but eventually disbanded when Kav decided to form his own band with Joel and Stuart, which would become Eskimo Joe. Simon Leach eventually joined Little Birdy in 2002 and Stuart went on to form One Horse Town.
The Mission Blue was formed out of the ashes of a band called Freuds Pillow, a band consisting of Joel Quatermain, Kavyen Temperly, and the brothers Stuart and Simon Leach.
The band disbanded in 1997 when Temperley and Quartermain together with MacLeod, won the National Campus Band’s Competition as Eskimo Joe. Stuart and brother Simon went on to form The Mission Blue with Jodie Tesoriero (National Campus Band finalists in 1998), releasing an EP Project One in 2000.
Mach Pelican were a punk rock band formed in Perth, Australia in 1996. In 1998, they relocated to Melbourne, Australia. They announced their farewell tour in July 2007, and played their final show in Tokyo, Japan on 17 September 2007.
The band was formed by three Japanese students who were studying English in Perth in 1996.After touring extensively, Mach Pelican moved to Melbourne in 1998. (Did they???)
In eleven years, Mach Pelican played 800 shows.
The band’s split in 2007 was a result of personal differences and immigration problems.
On 17 May 2009 they re-formed for a one-off performance at the Tote Hotel as a support for The Gimmes.
On 10 April 2011 the band reformed and played at a benefit concert for victims of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami at the Esplanade Hotel in Saint Kilda.