Nancy Vandal is a punk band from Sydney, Australia that performed from 1993 to 2001 and had a reunion performance in 2003 and have, as of December 2008, planned a reunion and new EP for 2009. The band was initially called Hard Axe To Follow, then Nancy Vandal and the Popgun Assassins, but the last part of the name was later dropped. Nancy Vandal was formed by Warrane College students Foxtrotsky/Fox Trotsky and JJ LaMoore as a strictly pretend band as neither of them could play an instrument. Eventually the pair formed a real band called Meataxe that played on campus.
Thirsty Merc are an Australian rock band. The band's chemistry and musical potency quickly attracted the attention of Warner Music Australia and a deal was signed and their self-titled debut album was released August 2004. “Someday Someday”, a soulful ballad about a guy separated from his girl by the demands of touring, broke the ARIA Top 20.
There is more than one band called The Herd. 1. The Herd is a hip-hop group from suburban Sydney. They have released four full-length albums since 2001's self-titled debut. Unusually for a hip-hop outfit, The Herd's full band format permits dynamic live shows. The Herd's members include MCs Ozi Batla, Urthboy and Berzerkatron, Unkle Ho (beats), Traksewt (piano accordion, clarinet and beats), Sulo (beats and guitar), Toe-fu (guitar), Rok Poshtya (bass) and singer Jane Tyrrell. Their songs often feature politically-oriented lyrics.
Big Heavy Stuff is a Sydney-based Australian indie rock band with a unique style, blending edgy guitars and a pounding rhythm section with songwriter Greg Atkinson's exceptional sense of melody. Their harder edge, evident on their breakthrough "Maximum Sincere" album of 1997, has mellowed somewhat on more recent releases, without detracting from their trademark emotional intensity. They are known for recent works including their latest albums "Size of the Ocean" and "Dear Friends and Enemies", the latter of which was written at a time of political contemplation in Australia...
For Amusement Only was an Australian pop punk band from Melbourne, Victoria. They released an EP in 2002, titled Where Did We Go Wrong? and an album in 2003 titled One for the Team. Both were released by Below Par Records. They were influenced by Mest, Jimmy Eat World, Goldfinger and blink-182. Band Members:
Novo - Guitars/Vocals
Tim - Guitars/Vocals
Benno - Bass
Chuckles - Drums
Formed in mid 2008, Widow The Sea have set themselves aside from a vast growing number of Australian metal bands by adopting a modern take on the Swedish death metal sound of fast melodic guitars, technical drumming and vicious vocals. Solidifying it's line-up in early 2009, Widow The Sea are continuing to break away from heavy music's generic clichés and breakdown saturated formulas, focusing on writing more relentless, aggressive death metal.
From working with orphans in Uganda, to social work on the streets of Melbourne, Levi McGrath demonstrates a passionate commitment to changing the world for the better that goes beyond his years. He is passionately committed to the belief that music is one of the most powerful influences in the world. That's why he aims to for his music to motivate and inspire a new generation of people who are willing to stand up and make a difference.
Eskimo Joe is alt-rock band from Fremantle, Western Australia comprising Kavyen Temperley (bass/vocals), Joel Quartermain (guitar/drums) and Stuart MacLeod (guitar)
The group initally formed to compete in the National Campus Band Competition in 1997. Temperley and Quartermain were already in a band at the time, Freud's Pillow, but had met with little success and asked Temperley's childhood friend MacLeod to form a new band, which became Eskimo Joe. The band ended up winning the competition prize: a slot at the 1997 Livid Festival and a session in a studio to record their first EP, Sweater.
No Pressure formed on 27th August 2007 consisting of Matt (Joey) Piper, Ben Pinner and Luke Wangmann. Matt and Ben have known each other since Kindergarten and they both met Luke at a Battle of the Bands at Club Tuggerah in January this year. The boys decided to form a band and all they needed now was a singer and rhythm guitarist, so the hunt was on. Matt, Ben and Luke remembered meeting Josh Keane who was performing solo at the time.