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Melbourne, Australia (2004 – present)

Children Collide are an indie rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Their debut album, The Long Now was released on 11 October 2008 and was produced by David Sardy.

Johnny Mackay (guitar, vocals), Heath Crawley (bass) and Ryan Caesar (drums) formed the band in Melbourne a few years back after hitchhiking their way from Lismore. As founding members and principle songwriters, Johnny and Heath play raw over-driven rock, oozing a range of influences. Using stop-start rhythmic patterns coupled with contagious pop melodies and insightful lyrics they infect audiences with an insentient bite leaving their indie rocker victims with an incurable addiction. As much as you try to resist, you cant help but tap your feet and hum the melodies. Children Collide played their first live gig at Bar Open in Melbourne on Halloween night in October 2004. For a first show, Children Collide had the fortunate blessing of an amazing performance that everyone in the room loved. All the elements were there from the beginning - great songs, genius stage banter and a look that you couldnt help but envy.

With a few demos under their belt and a 6 track EP on Reverberation Records behind them, (We Three Brave And True, 2005) Children Collide signed with Flying Nun Australia, sister label to indie gods Flying Nun New Zealand.


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  • ChrisFallout

    Still digging and loving these guys. Nearly 2 years - we need a new album! <3

    16 Feb 2014 Reply
  • lagginswag

    good stuff!

    7 Jul 2013 Reply
  • godssonbg

    Soooo underrated.Love their music.People complain that the music played on music channels is shitty,but no one cares to hear a band like that.

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Congolese

    Children Collide na liście i 7K:

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • ChrisFallout

    Fuck its annoying seeing this band being absolutely amazing and then them gaining no recognition whatsoever. It pisses me off to no end to see so many other bands break in and then Children Collide suffer when they surpass a lot of other bands. Gyroscope's another band. So is Calling all Cars. I could just go on......

    19 Aug 2012 Reply
  • anna-jam

    Jellylegs is MTHR FCKNG AWSM!

    12 Jul 2012 Reply
  • ChrisFallout

    Haha, awesome to see 'Prussian Blue' up the top. Such an awesome song.

    24 Jun 2012 Reply
  • ChrisFallout

    Still digging it intensely.

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • vidalimp

    Nice to see more plays on the new album. Awesome, nothing more to say.

    13 May 2012 Reply
  • ChrisFallout

    Sword to a gunfight still holds up remarkably well.

    2 May 2012 Reply
  • ChrisFallout

    Prussian Blue. Catchy. As. Hell.

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • VictusLetalis

    My Heart Came Alive

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ChrisFallout

    Hooked on the album now.

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ChrisFallout

    Man, with the plays so low I can see this looking like my own charts :/

    26 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ChrisFallout

    Even sounds a bit like Bono in that song... I've listened to the album a lot more and I have to say its definitely growing on, learning the songs and the music really helps make it come together as a full product. The song's stick together a lot more as an album than The Long Now and Theory of Everything.

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • vidalimp

    @ChrisFallout yeah! Praying for Sunshine sounds like U2! I had the same feelings when I did the first listen

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • vidalimp

    I think Monument is an interesting album and I have to say that when I pre-listened the new songs in the youtube official channel I thought that CC was looking for a new direction, and I was right and I´m happy for that. I think that the 3rd album of a band needs to be just like that. Other bands did the same in the past (Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Silverchair and many many others) and this is the reason why they are/were great bands. I think this is the best step they could take and I wish more new albums from CC in the future because I think they have a lot of potential to be a one of the best alternative rock band ever. Hope you enjoy the new album as well as me. Cheers from Spain

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ChrisFallout

    New direction is interesting is all I can say, I've listened to the album all the way through a stack of times. If it were a debut album I'd probably give it a few listens and come back to it every so often, or pretty much never. The fact that its Children Collide makes it a different story altogether because you come to expect how they should be and feel a little out of the loop when they don't deliver what you expect. It's not a bad album at all, just not what people expected or hyped up for themselves and to be honest I was a little disappointed. Even some of the songs are disappointing to listen to like Sphere of Influence which is almost pointless. But, with all that said its a good album and there's really good catchy songs on it which, while oozing production sound good being blared just like some of their older stuff like Cherries, Prussian Blue and Black Lemon.

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • vidalimp

    Nice new direction, nice album.

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Ijux

    this new direction kinda stinks

    20 Apr 2012 Reply
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