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Melbourne, Australia (1989 – present)

Underground Lovers are a Melbourne indie/electronic group that were one of the most lauded music acts in the country’s alternative scene throughout the 1990s. Despite minimal commercial success, the band was much praised and developed a cult following. The lineup changed often since their inception in 1989, but retained a stable nucleus of Vincent Giarrusso (vocals, guitar, keyboard) and Glenn Bennie (guitar).

Playing their first gig in May 1990 at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel, supporting The MacGuffins. In addition to Bennie and Giarrusso, the original lineup featured Philippa Nihill (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Stephen Downes (bass) and Richard Andrew (drums); Maurice Argiro replaced Downes on bass following the first show. Underground Lovers self funded and recorded their self- titled debut with producer Simon Grounds and put it out through Shock Records in March 1991. By the end of that year an EP of newer material, Nice, came out, in addition to a contribution to the Youngblood 3 compilation, “Ripe”.

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  • nanardfred

    yeah la plane ce morceau du bon australien

    24 Sep 2014 Reply
  • barty2811

    Look out for new album, Weekend. It is their best yet.

    15 Mar 2013 Reply
  • eriksdot

    so lad to see them back...but please tour Brisbane or Tassie? ;)

    16 May 2012 Reply
  • Bentwick09

    great band from Australia...., but damned...., I cannot find the albums: Underground Lovers 1991, Dream It Down, Whitey Trickstar, Ways T'Burn, Mallboy & Wonderful Things...., that makes me crazy........!!!!!!

    17 Feb 2012 Reply
  • burkey_boy

    Should be known by all, but for some reason are not. it saddens me that they don't have mainstream success. beautiful male and female vocals.

    31 Jan 2012 Reply
  • PaulFromOz

    so under-rated.

    22 Feb 2010 Reply
  • flattymatty

    hooray, best reason to go to Homebake, just been listening to 1st album today again, seeing original 5 will be amazing. See you there. Did you ever meet a girl who worships the curse put on you?

    3 Oct 2009 Reply
  • channah45

    original lineup reforming, they're on the bill for Homebake this year, almost too good to be true!

    23 Jul 2009 Reply
  • CaptureTheCat

    the worst underground lovers song, sucks major arse!!!

    8 Mar 2009 Reply
  • electricsound

    fucking genius

    7 Nov 2008 Reply
  • chloe_dancer

    hi there, does anyone else have the Sonic Animation vs. GBVG "Rushall Station" CD. I have one Sonic Animation mix from the CD (its 5:11mins) but I don' t know if that's the 'Express Mix', 'Radio Mix' or 'Head Rush Mix' ?? any help appreciated. http://www.discogs.com/release/971743

    30 Jul 2008 Reply
  • craiggulliver

    Apparently UL had a live video (DVD?) from their tour of "Dream It Down". Is this true? If so, does anyone know where to get a copy?

    20 May 2008 Reply
  • 1treehillbilly

    can someone get me a copy of losin it ...i loved this track when i was living in Australia and would love to listen to it again.

    4 Mar 2008 Reply
  • cpudney

    The Undies: downunderrated

    22 Aug 2006 Reply

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