In 2004, friends Rob Jones and Drew Kerr had the idea to create a new band within the Melbourne Hardcore Scene. Early musical influences for the group would include bands such as Minor Threat and Black Flag.
While working behind the bar at The Green Room, Rob was introduced to Dave “Poodle” Gannon, a well known member of the Melbourne Metal Scene and Bass player for local rock band The RIP Rides. It was here, over a bottle of Jack Daniels, that Dave agreed to join the project.
Now came the process of finding a drummer. Dave immediately thought of his old high school buddy, Tony Bryant as a possible suspect. Tony had been jamming with Dave on and off for some time and was asked to fill the role.
The band, at this stage, was still nameless until Tony suggested “La Haine” (French for The Hate) which came from a movie of the same title.
Over the next 12 months the sound of La Haine began to evolve and change. From its early beginnings as a hardcore band, a more aggressive, faster style of music was being created, largely due to Dave and Tony's heavy metal influences.
Unfortunately, this new musical direction did not agree with Drew and he decided to leave the band. A guitarist was needed and Pauly McGoldrick was named the new recruit. Pauly was a veteran of the Melbourne Punk Scene and was to bring yet another dimension to the sound and style of La Haine.
With this solid new line up La Haine began to hit the live music scene.
La Haine have now been together for 6 years and, with many live shows under their belt, are looking forward to the release of their first full length recording,
Ready Aim Art.
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