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Gerling

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Sydney, Australia (1993 – present)

Gerling formed in Sydney, Australia during 1993 with the line-up of Darren Cross (guitar, vocals), Presser (real name Paul Towner, drums) and Brad Herdson (guitar, vocals). With an instrumentation of only two guitars and drums, the group initially focussed on creating experimental guitar pop, with their debut release, Sedatives For Dead Radars, being released in 1995 on Steve Pavlovic’s Fellaheen label. This was followed by the mini-album, A Day of Research, in 1996.

Early 1997 saw the departure of guitarist Brad Herdson, who would go onto form Sonic Emotion Explosion with Liz Payne from Spdfgh. He was temporarily replaced by [artistBurke Reid.

February 1998 saw the band emerge from the studio with the 7” single “Bachelor Pad” on the Trifekta label. November of that year, saw the release of the album, Children of Telepathic Experiences, on Festival’s in-house indie label Reliant - setup by former Au Go Go Records head, Bruce Milne. The album saw the band for the first time incorporate electronica in their music, as well as the emergence of the electronic offshoot of the band, Gerlog.

The following album, When Young Terrorists Chase the Sun, released in 2001 after delays in the light of the 9-11 attacks in the USA that year, saw the band becoming increasingly electronic, and even having success in the dance scene with single “Dust Me Selecta”. The 2003 long player, Bad Blood!!!, marked a return to form as guitars returned to the mix, whilst still retaining an electronic edge.

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  • stanard

    These guys are the only 90's Aussie band that I still listen to as much now as I did back then. Bad Blood!!! has a permanent place in my car, and just gets better and better with age. Miss them so much :(

    4 Nov 2011 Reply
  • alec-eiffel

    still and always brilliant. g-house project is a masterpiece.

    14 Sep 2011 Reply
  • supertang

    any links for these dudes? bought their albums a while back and they got stolen at a party :(

    9 Jan 2011 Reply
  • conditionals

    @carlos_esq: Regurgitator, Rocket Science, You Am I, Custard, Jebediah? Those are some of the greatest bands Australia has produced!

    17 Jun 2010 Reply
  • osker33

    darrens new band: http://www.myspace.com/bettyairs personally i'm digging this.

    17 Feb 2010 Reply
  • saskeyuh

    nope, they said they are over :( sad

    8 Sep 2009 Reply
  • idioteque04

    great aussie band, one of my favs. they still going around?

    6 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Zombi_Nimble

    how can carlos_esq say the similar artists are shite. they're great musicians and great bands. so how r they "shite".

    12 May 2009 Reply
  • Jomercoe

    I dunno, carlos_esq, Custard and Jebediah are pretty sweet bands as well.. MGF, You AM I and Regurgitator have plenty of good songs between them too.

    20 Mar 2009 Reply
  • PornoDuck

    не знаю,у них электроника гораздо легче чем у презетс,всмысле не такие насыщенные аццкие биты их совсем помоему низя сравнивать c Presets.

    11 Oct 2008 Reply
  • ConnyG

    Thanks man.

    24 Sep 2008 Reply
  • osker33

    children of... is just amazing. i'd pick that one up.

    23 Sep 2008 Reply
  • ConnyG

    Are the other albums as good as Bad Blood!!!? Because I can get them for $10.

    23 Sep 2008 Reply
  • carlos_esq

    what a shi'ite list of similar artists. lift yr game.

    10 Sep 2008 Reply
  • muppetgonemad

    so what do people think of the e.l.f.?

    30 Aug 2008 Reply
  • kinsky

    If Gerling came out when the Presets did they would have way more airplay. They are totally underrated and It's so sad. The Presets tend to rape their music with all sorts of elctronic mambo jambo, well in thier latest stuff anyway. Gerling has just the right additions at the right times. Most of thier songs are flawless. Every beat has its own space and nothing is overlapping.

    26 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Jomercoe

    Fuck the Presets, let's crank some G-House Project!!!!1! It's so hard not to dance to..

    28 May 2008 Reply
  • Janiz666

    Does anyone here has Enter Spacecapsule (Enter the Spaceship Mix By Avalanches)? :)

    28 Apr 2008 Reply
  • nxoslp

    =D! Great aussie band!

    5 Feb 2008 Reply
  • unlachs

    this place needs some more bad blood!!! love...where are all those fuckin patriotic rats?

    13 Jan 2008 Reply
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