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Sydney, Australia (1990 – present)

Big Heavy Stuff is a Sydney-based Australian 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, and therefore contained questions of a profound nature (reflected even in the title of the album). That aside, it still ultimately made for great pop music. While the band’s earlier releases are powerful documents in their own right, perhaps the most impressive aspect of Big Heavy Stuff’s career has been their musical evolution, with each release building on the last and marking a significant step forward. Today, they are among Australia’s most vital guitar bands, and the quality of their catalogue has few peers in the country’s rich rock history.

Big Heavy Stuff received a Best Alternative Release nomination at the 15th Annual ARIA Awards for their album Size of the Ocean.


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  • Perkski

    If I recall the bassist (Elliot Fish) was editor of Hyper magazine I was pretty chuffed they printed a picture I drew of mario blowing up sonic when I was a lad

    21 Jan 2010 Reply
  • muuuzziic

    Mutiny <3

    23 Nov 2009 Reply
  • obtusellama

    Wasn't one of the writers from PC Powerplay in this band?

    14 Jun 2009 Reply
  • EliotFish

    Big Heavy Stuff reform to headline the Factory Theatre in Marrickville, Sydney, on April 18 2009 as part of the That Then This Now project. Tickets go on sale February 1st - more information at:

    6 Jan 2009 Reply
  • lovemedestroyer

    they've reformed according to their myspace!

    21 Dec 2008 Reply
  • veryno

    I LOVE their cover of Hyperballad. Does any of their stuff sound like that, or is it all generic rock?

    13 Nov 2008 Reply
  • MindDistorter

    yep, pretty much :(

    11 Jun 2007 Reply
  • jebz

    Is the rumour true that they've split up?

    17 Aug 2006 Reply

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