Blazing a trail through the Australian music scene of the late 90’s and early 2000’s, with tracks like Mutha F—– on a Motorcycle, Rollercoaster and Pussytown through to the brilliant Unsent Letter, The Girl Of My Dreams (Is Giving Me Nightmares), My Ex Girlfriend & Troublemaker – Machine Gun Fellatio were a veritable juggernaut. With flashing lights, twirling tassels and a staggering list of hit songs, their 2002 album Paging Mr. Strike went double platinum (140,000 sales), earning them a chapter unto themselves in the annals of Australian music.
Because the thing about MGF, was that when you stripped away all the nudity, controversy, prop gags, glam-porn and party threads for which they were infamous, at the bones of the band was one core strength, without which, all would have amounted to naught. Namely, the songs themselves were brilliant.
Introducing Pinky Beecroft & The White Russians
Pinky Beecroft was the frontperson, singer and primary songwriter of Machine Gun Fellatio; following his departure in 2005 the band split up. Says Pinky: “I guess Unsent Letter was indicative of the Beecroft part of MGF, and there was only so much room for that sort of intimate, personal song. Particularly in the last few years… I got to the point where I felt we’d explored a way of sounding, and I wanted to explore some other ways, just for myself. The White Russians is the band I dreamt of as a kid: a rockin’ little 4-piece. In some ways, for me, the MGF experience was a strange side-project – a very strange & weirdly successful side-project.”
It’ been a huge couple of months for Pinky Beecroft & The White Russians but they’re showing no signs of slowing down, and why would they be. Their debut album Somethin’ Somewhere Better was released Aug 13th to rave reviews and the last two months has seen them flooring punters all across Australia. As such, they’ve just announced the next leg of their Somethin’ Somewhere Better album launch shows. Catch PB & TWR:
Oct Wed 22nd @ The Lucky Country, Newcastle
doors at 8 pm
Oct Thu 23rd: Excelsior Hotel, Sydney
doors at 8 pm / w Joel Sarakula
Oct Sat 25th @ The Green Room, Canberra
doors at 8 pm / supports TBA
Hobart – TBA
Tix for all shows available: http://gigpiglet.oztix.com.au/