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Newtown, New South Wales (1992 – 2010, 2012 – present)

The Whitlams are an Australian four-piece band hailing from Newtown, New South Wales.

Formed in 1992, the band originally comprised Tim Freedman (lead vocals, piano), Stevie Plunder (lead vocals, guitar) and Andy Lewis (double bass, backing vocals). The line-up has changed many times over the years with Tim the only consistent member of the band, not to mention the only original member still alive. In the current line-up Terepai Richmond hits the drums, Warwick Hornsby plays the bass, and Jak Housden steals the scene on the electric guitar alongside the ever-present Tim Freedman.

Their style of music has been described as muscular piano based pop/rock, however it has been quite varied over the life of the band. Their latest album is titled Little Cloud and is a double album, separated by the two themes of New York and Tim’s homeland Sydney.

The band played their final shows in 2010, taking an extended break for Freedman to pursue a solo career.

In 2012, the band were announced as one of the headliners of the Caloundra Music Festival on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

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  • mands_chaplin

    their hiatus is lasting too much :/

    20 Nov 2012 Reply
  • bRittlesticks

    so ridiculously brilliant and underrated. endless boners.

    19 Sep 2012 Reply
  • idioteque04

    My favorite song is Kate Kelly

    5 May 2012 Reply
  • Aetherealle

    You should all buy Tim Freedman's Australian Idle album. http://www.last.fm/music/Tim+Freedman/Australian+Idle

    4 Jan 2012 Reply
  • gilms

    good when you're feeling shit

    1 Aug 2011 Reply
  • timmyc1983

    Haha yeah i agree... I could never get sick of Tim's voice :D

    5 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Mitchincredible

    Oh cool... I kind of wish he keeps with the kind of classy loungey drunk feel, rather than the direction the band's going with Little Cloud, but that's not my call, every musician grows, develops and changes. My uncle was saying he was sick of Tim's voice because he used to live down the road from him, probably seen The Whitlams at The Sandringham a few times, says Tim 'talks' instead of sings, but personally, I couldn't imagine better vocals for The Whitlams' style.

    27 Jan 2011 Reply
  • timmyc1983

    @Mitch: Tim Freedman is working on some solo material for a while. They just completed their last tour as a band for a while while he does this. They're not broken up just on hiatus... :( but Tim should make some good music :D

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Mitchincredible

    I understand what people are saying about Little Cloud, I think I know why as well, it's not very unique to The Whitlams. Are they releasing another album eventually? I hope they do.

    31 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Mitchincredible

    I'm suprised they never broke international other than UK and Canada... I mean, their music is just something that has been missing from drunken late nights stumbling around. I only wish The Whitlams was playing when I was trashed in Newtown.

    31 Dec 2010 Reply
  • sjfaulkner

    None of these similar artists are at all similar. Woo to The Whitlams with one MILLLLION plays. Listening and loving (especially the old stuff) since i was a little tyke. peace.

    13 Sep 2010 Reply
  • scoby_2010

    awesome gig in sydhey last night!

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Qbert_16

    its a shame these guys aren't more popular. can't believe they arent over 1 million

    29 Jun 2010 Reply
  • princessash

    Pure genius

    22 May 2010 Reply
  • Tokage15

    Think you know music? join not another pointless game and put your knowledge to the test!

    26 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Prevss

    I make hamburgers i get all the girlsssss (8) Their best song along with Blow up the Pokies

    27 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Valixous

    <3

    6 Feb 2010 Reply
  • basketcase13

    "Love This City "- My favourite album.

    30 Jan 2010 Reply
  • wendzilla

    Seeing The Whitlams live at Sydney Opera House with Sydney Symphony Orchestra tomorrow! :D

    3 Dec 2009 Reply
  • muffet82

    First saw the Whitlams at the Shepherds Bush Empire about 8-9 years ago as a guest of Warwick's niece. Didn't know who they were at the time but we ended up back at the hotel bar for a quiet drink, wasn't very rock and roll, chatted to Warwick and Terepai about wine (Tim was chatting up some blonde at the bar, and Jak didn't seem to be there), and have been a fan ever since. I have spread the word up here in Dundee, Scotland and "Buy now, pay later" was a favourite to belt out on the way home from a night out. Still holding out for the Whitlams to come to Scotland, but think I may have to make the trip 'down under' to see them again. PS Talking about Australia, I was at Murrayfield on Saturday to see Scotland beat the Aussies 9-8 ;)

    25 Nov 2009 Reply
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