They were formed in 1977 as Flowers by Iva Davies (born Ivor Arthur Davies, on 22 May 1955, in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia), who was the main creative force, and a classically trained musician; and bass player, Keith Welsh. For a number of years they also obtained the services of Bob Kretschmer, until he was replaced by young guitarist Paul Gildea. Since 1980 Icehouse has released seven albums, several compilations, and music from collaborations with other artists including dance companies.
Vanstorm are an up and coming band based in Sydney. They play party-rock and metal, infused with techno influences and can be found on Myspace and Triple J Unearthed. Vanstorm are: Joey - Vocals
Matty - Drums
Jimmy - Guitar
Dan - Guitar / Vocals
Xander - Keys
Alan - Bass More information on www.myspace.com/vanstormrock
The relatively new band The Endless Pandemic are a Quintet from Brisbane, Australia playing Experimental Deathcore. Bringing in elements from many other genres which allows the Music to range from heavy brutality to being rather explosive and flowing into a harmonic Serenade for easy listening.. or just a break.
The boys are soon to go back into the Studio to record a new song. This new song will go up on MySpace as a teaser for the upcoming EP mid to late 2010.
LOREN is the name for more than an artists. 1. LOREN is the performer of some songs from the Neon Genesis Evangelion movies as well as the opening and ending theme songs of SEGA's Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II games. 2. LOREN -: AUSTRALIAN based singer/songwriter. Down to earth and humble, Loren is a hard-working troubadour revealing a musical ambition that dazzles. Courtesy of five releases and a huge live presence, he is a testament to what one can create within an independent music scene.
Steering By Stars are a four piece band from Adelaide, Australia. Their sound could be described as Post-Rock Punk, a melding of symphonic melodies with contrasting aggressive rhythms. Steering By Stars develop their music as a live performance, placing an emphasis on creating an atmosphere that is both captivating and contiguous. Recently Steering By Stars have recorded their debut album ‘Cables’, which was recorded at Broadcast Studios in Adelaide over three days.
The Ocean The Sky are a 6-piece Australian Post-Hardcore/Metal band based in Sydney. They are currently unsigned and to date they have released one album, Seasons. ALEX - VOCALS
ADAM - GUITAR
MARK - GUITAR/VOCALS
PAT - DRUMS
SEAN - SYNTH
BENNY - BASS
Tame Impala are a four piece psychedelic rock band from Perth, Western Australia. The band consists of Kevin Parker (lead guitar and vocals), Dominic Simper (guitar) and Jay Watson (drums and backing vocals, synths), and touring member Paisley Adams becoming full time on bass in 2010 (Adams played guitar in most shows from late 2008 through 2009, swapping guitar for bass with Dom in 2010). Their name refers to the impala, a medium sized antelope.
www.facebook.com/pages/hallower/294605524186 Spending all of 2009 piecing itself together and finally releasing a demo late december '09, Hallower; dwelling within the genres of Melodic/Mosh Hardcore, is proving to be an upcoming band to look out for. With a passionate and tight live set, hallower is speedily gaining recognition and fans, landing support slots for international acts such as Burning Empires(fallout boy/misery signals), Death Before Dishonor, The Devil Wears Prada and many established Australian bands.
Sleazy but wry, cowpunk / hard rock that has some similarities to bands like Nashville Pussy and The Cramps but is more tongue-in-cheek. Know for their ferocious live shows, SixFtHick, portray their hometown, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia as if it was a separate country, with co-lead singer Geoff Corbett playing the role of a parochial Boss Hogg. The other singer, his brother, Ben Corbett plays the role of a disturbed Iggy Pop with an emphasis on physical self abuse.
Forming in 2004, Beyond Terror Beyond Grace play a unique blend of Scandinavian influenced- grindcore, black metal, ambient and atmospheric death metal. Since their formation the band has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the metal world including Carcass, Obituary, The Black Dahlia Murder and Pig Destroyer, played shows across Australia on multiple occasions including an Australian tour in February 2010 with New Zealand’s Ulcerate and released two albums; Extinction|Salvation in 2007, and Our Ashes Built Mountains in March 2010.