Great things and monumental disasters often begin with words that run along lines like this, “I can’t promise that this will turn out well, but we’ll see”… Such words were spoken by Tom Iansek, guitarist/vocalist for Big Scary and erstwhile producer for Melbourne agents of devastatingly concise indie rock, Winter Street. Continue reading WINTER STREET – THERE WE STAND [MP3 Stream]→
“Where do we take it from here?”
It’s a question the much-loved Australian band has asked itself several times in the 19 years since Thorn, her sister Donna Simpson and guitarist Josh Cunningham set off on their incredible journey.
A trip that began in a van in 1992, with the three troubadours playing gigs anywhere in Australia that would have them, has led The Waifs to multiple ARIA awards, platinum albums and successful tours across the world. The hard yards in those early days paid off in terms of their career, but also bound the three of them together as friends.
Heartbreak Club are rapidly becoming Australia’s beacon of hope for Geek Rock; spearheading a new wave of 1990’s inspired intelligent, ironic and self-deprecating punk-infused tunes.
The band recorded their 2010 debut album ‘Our Horse Is Dead’ at Sing Sing Studios with US producer Ed Rose (Motion City Soundtrack, The Get Up Kids) and local engineer Matt Voigt (The Killers, Midnight Oil, The Living End).