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The Welcome Mat – Gram

In the annals of Australian music history, The Welcome Mat only succeeded in living up to their name, laid down at the gates of opportunity to watch in dismay as their more fated friends were to find out what lay behind door number one. As an underground phenomenon in Sydney, they were the kings of

By | 2018-06-18T04:06:32+00:00 December 22nd, 2008|Categories: Features, Secret History of Australian Music|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Hoodoo Gurus – My Girl

In our never-ending attempt to immortalise those classic Australian singles that touched our collective hearts, Webcuts shines a light on the Hoodoo Gurus and their tear-jerking ode to love gone astray "My Girl". It was in the pages of Countdown magazine around 1984 that I first recall seeing the Hoodoo Gurus, hanging out in the

The Earthmen – Whoever’s Been Using This Bed

It was the Johnny Marr guitar flourishes at the start that first sucked me in. Here is the moment when a band who've been doggedly plying their guitar pop trade since the early 90s actually wrote something worth a damn. I remember when I first heard this (which would've been sometime around January 1997), turning

By | 2018-06-11T11:38:28+00:00 July 8th, 2008|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Models – God Bless America

The Post-Punk years in Australia were a mixed ground. The key bands of that era were floundering or disbanding while the second wave was about to hit, bands like Hunters and Collectors, Hoodoo Gurus, The Scientists and The Beasts of Bourbon would soon come to prominence, but one of the bands who had been lingering

Bughouse – V For Vendetta

Bughouse's classic debut single "V for Vendetta" is remembered in our ongoing "Secret History of Australian Music" series which digs through our archives looking for some forgotten vinyl gems by bands of the Australian music scene that shone brightly, but all too briefly. We spoke with Genevieve Maynard, bassist of Bughouse and solo singer/songwriter of

By | 2018-06-18T04:06:50+00:00 May 8th, 2008|Categories: Features, Secret History of Australian Music|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

The Screaming Tribesmen – Igloo

It should be obvious by now, but if you want to sell me your record, couple it with some chiming chords, a memorable lyric and a catchy hook, and I'm all yours for the next three to four minutes. The plangent chords and echoed vocals of The Screaming Tribesmen's "Igloo" create a chilling landscape, blanketing

By | 2018-06-11T11:38:45+00:00 April 8th, 2008|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , |6 Comments