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Helvelln – Part 1

It's ok for you to think "who? never heard of 'em". Honestly, you'd have to be aged 35+, Australian, and a regular listener of Triple J or Triple R. Maybe you watched Neighbours. In the finicky annals of Australian music history, and with no disrespect to Helvelln, they barely warrant a mention. To briefly summarise, Helvelln were an inspired pop/rock 3-piece formed in Melbourne in the late 80's, released two singles and one album and then broke up in the early 90's. Google them and you'll get pictures of mountains. Impressive and rocky, but hardly rock n' roll.

Helvelln – Part 2

Part 2 of our Secret History of Australian Music retrospective on Helvelln and interview with guitarist/vocalist and songwriter Jeremy Gronow. For part 1 and a more considered introduction, go here. Bedroom critic that I am, I'd be amiss not to suggest that only thing that lets Side 1 down is the lugubrious "Temptation". If I

Top Ten – Australian Music Videos

Webcuts shows their ignorance for the modern music video and selects a top ten made up almost exclusively of 80's Australian music videos. What, no Hilltop Hoods or Empire of the Sun??

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

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