Sydney Post-Punk semi-psychedelic band with a charismatic set of band members. Feel Presents have just released a compilation of their studio + live + rare recordings. See http://www.sekretsekret.com for more.
Kim Salmon & the Surrealists where formed in Perth by Kim Salmon in mid-1987, with Brian Hooper on bass and Tony Pola on drums. Salmon formed the band to record the album Hit Me With The Surreal Feel, using minimalist lo-fi approaches to recording a basic trio: recording the band live with microphones around the studio capturing the entire sound, rather than one instrument per track.
Machinations was a Sydney-based Australian pop band in the early 1980s. Notable national hits included "Pressure Sway", "My Heart's On Fire" and "No Say In It". Band Members:
Fred Loneragan (vocals)
Tim Doyle (guitar)
Nick Swan (bass)
Tony Starr (keyboards)
Formed in 1979, Rob Griffiths named his band LITTLE MURDERS after a 1971 film directed by Alan Arkin and starring Elliot Gould. As an English expatriate, Griffiths embraced 1960s English pop culture (The Who-The Troggs-The Kinks-Union Jacks drapped over amplifiers) and accordingly LITTLE MURDERS became the premier mod band on the late 1970s/early 1980s Melbourne independant scene.
Razar formed in Brisbane in late 1977 out of the ashes of two high school cover dance bands- "Crossroads" and "Royal Bandit". Their home, Queensland, was fast becoming a police state and Brisbane was it's experience - a punk city.