There are at least two artists with the name White Woods. 1. A band from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Formed in 2008 with Pat Breen, Kelly Brown, K Mason, Stuart Campbell, and Emma Sharp, all relocated from Hobart, Tasmania. White Woods have one self released split single recorded with Dan Cross and have recorded a full length album, Bellplay, to be released in June 2010 through Sensory Projects (www.sensoryprojects.com.au).
1) Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1988, after 20 years, The Fauves, continue to be one of Australia's most unique bands. Although sonically nondescript, Fauves' song are typically wry, ironic, hyper-literate, biopsies of the broadest range of topics. Comprised of four school friends: Andrew Dyer, Adam Newey, Andrew Cox and Phil Leonard, the Fauves emerged from one of Melbourne's grittier suburbs, Frankston only to find major label support early in their career.
Melbourne folk duo Luluc (pronounced Lou-Luke) might be a new name to many but they come packing an impeccable resume. Singer Zoe Randell is perhaps best known for her magical vocal accompaniment to Paddy Mann in the much loved Grand Salvo, while Steve "Harmony" Hassett is the bass player in mythical alt-indie-country dudes Wagons. The duo are about to release their debut Dear Hamlyn in a couple of weeks. Fans of Gillian Welch, Iron and Wine, M Ward, Bon Iver et al take note.The duo also had some help on the record from ex-Sodastream double-bassist Pete Cohen.
Their infectious sound and engaging live show has been recruiting Bomba lovers around the country for the last four years. This Melbourne based, five piece, funky reggae act first landed on the Australian scene as a way to play mutually loved music. After having played for a couple of years, the band's first full length release was the album Population which proved to be a winner with radio and Bomba fans alike.
The Meanies got together in Melbourne, Australia in 1989 and immediately made a name for themselves with a succession of sold out 7" singles on the Augogo label. They continued the relationship with Augogo (home to Australian groups like Magic Dirt, Scientists and Spiderbait) with the EP "Gangrenous" and the album Come 'n' See in 1991. In this time The Meanies had established themselves as one of Australia's pre-eminent underground rock bands through cultivating a huge all-age following and upsetting the rock establishment by breaking attendance records in the nation's capital cities.
Emerging from the edge of the Rubicon River, Tasmania (AUS), Lyke Giants have quickly been making a name for themselves since the release of their first; self titled EP at the end of 2010, for which they collaborated with
Aria award-winning producer Paul McKercher (Sarah Blasko, Eskimo Joe, Pete Murray, The Living End, You am I).
Defining their music is challenging as they meld multiple genres and create their own brew of Indie Rock/Pop, intertwining semi-hectic rhythms, flowing vocals and layered atmospheric instrumentation.
Melbourne three piece formed in 2008.
Elizabeth Pistol Club's new five track ep 'Social Climbing' is released Feb 2010.
Spawned from the festering miasma of the Melbourne underground scene, The Night Terrors' theremin-fueled electro-noise has been petrifying punters since the year 2000. The Terrors' formula of soaring theremin, thunderous metal-bass, breakneck drumming and vintage horror synth has earnt them a reputation as one of Australia's most unusual and original bands. Featuring a completely instrumental lineup...