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Eskimo Joe

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Fremantle, Australia (1997 – present)

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. The title track became so successful on national broadcaster Triple J, it gained much airplay and featured in the Hottest 100 of 1998. A second EP Eskimo Joe followed up in 1999.

Later in 1999, Eskimo Joe was signed on to Modular and in 2001, their debut album Girl, which went gold. After splitting with Modular, they signed a new contract with Mushroom in 2002, releasing sophomore album A Song Is a City in 2004. The album went double-platinum and earned the group Best Artist the following year.

Settling down for six weeks over Christmas in 2005, the noticeably darker album Black Fingernails Red Wine, was recorded and released the following June, debuting at number one on the ARIA charts and later going platinum. The band (jokingly) described the album as their “stadium rock” record and headed out on extensive touring around the country, including a stint at Live Earth in Sydney.

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  • eskimojoegirl

    Eskimo Joe fan since 2007 :) Absolutely love you guys!! First heard them on an episode of Home & Away . The song was Foreign land . Spent weeks trying to find the name of it as only a few seconds of the intro was played!! Was so lucky to see them play in Dublin before I emigrated abroad and meet the band . Keep it up guys!! You're world class !!!

    13 Jul 12:09pm Reply
  • Punk-Fiction

    ditto

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • MoiCapriceJunky

    right off the bat I like the album. is it better than their last or Black Fingernails? no, but still serves it purpose in the overall discog. dig.

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • EvermoreRocks

    Not a fan of the new song sadly :( but i love these guys <3

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • bruitigor

    New "Running Out Of Needs" sounds really cool!

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • JamesJupiter

    New song, Running Out Of Needs; https://soundcloud.com/eskimo-joe/running-out-of-needs

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • EvermoreRocks

    Eskimo Joe & Evermore are to underrated they need more love because they are amazing <3

    16 Jul 2012 Reply
  • butterflyvic

    New album rocks!

    21 May 2012 Reply
  • EvermoreRocks

    Sinners and Saints <3

    6 Feb 2012 Reply
  • miafriday19

    I just discovered these guys. Man have I been missing out!

    29 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Jers1k

    Nothing special, just genious.

    28 Oct 2011 Reply
  • KsuVarenichek

    эх как же они мне нравятсяя

    13 Oct 2011 Reply
  • EvermoreRocks

    JOEL <3 T-T im crying of how much i love these guys <3

    13 Oct 2011 Reply
  • KsuVarenichek

    арам зам зам арам зам зам

    9 Oct 2011 Reply
  • EvermoreRocks

    is the cute one Joel?

    8 Oct 2011 Reply
  • EvermoreRocks

    this is the best BAND EVER <3 i swear these guys are way better then evermore and seeing them live made me a hardcore stan <3

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • ryada

    Hey, you have a crazy fan in Belarus, guys! You're great! Love your music <3

    3 Oct 2011 Reply
  • KsuVarenichek

    KsuVarenichek is back, bastards. :D

    3 Oct 2011 Reply
  • EvermoreRocks

    seeing them instead of Soundwave in Frankson <3 cant wait. just need to give away my soundwave tickets.

    21 Sep 2011 Reply
  • andrewrutherfor

    Small gigs? They just played Splendour. We must have a pretty different idea of what a small gig is haha. They have been pretty much completely boring since Girl imo. They new album is a joke.

    10 Sep 2011 Reply
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