Spiderbait are an alternative rock band formed in 1991 in Finley, New South Wales, Australia which consists of Mark "Kram" Maher (drums, lead vocals), Janet English (bass, vocals) and Damien Whitty (guitar). They have had two top ten albums and another three albums reach the Australian top 40. Their song Buy Me A Pony was #1 on the Triple J Hottest 100 for 1996, and the group enjoyed success with their 2004 #1 Australian hit cover of Black Betty.
Pollyanna is the name of two musical artists : *Existing in the mid to late 90s, but still popular today, Pollyanna were an Australian indie/alternative rock band. The band consisted of, at various times, Matt Handley, Maryke Stapleton, Ace Moley, Andy Strachan, Shaun Lohoar, Glenn Maynard and Serge Luca.
see here: http://www.amo.org.au/artist.asp?id=1551
They were originally a Sydney band but then later relocated to Melbourne (in 1997).
Lead singer and main song-writer Sarah McLeod formed the band in late 1994 with guitarist (and her guitar teacher at the time) Chris Tennent, drummer Paul Berryman and bass player Stuart Rudd. They were originally called Hell's Kitchen before changing their name to The Superjesus on the eve of the 1994 Big Day Out in Adelaide. Says Paul Berryman of the name: "It was basically just a piss-take on commonly used words in the 90's.
1. Custard were a masterful band of pop craftsmen with an uncanny grasp of the two-minute-something single who seemed to have equal amounts of Devo, Pavement and, oddly, disco in their genetic makeup. They were also blessed with singer Dave McCormack, whose voice was innocent and boyish-sounding enough to get away with things that might ordinarily cause a fuss – from songs about speed labs to geeky dedications to Jim Henson and an infamous declaration that “music is crap”.
There are at least four artists with the name Tripod:
1) A french metal/hardcore band from Marseille called Tripod (2001-2005): http://www.3po2.com & http://www.myspace.com/tripod3po2 2) Tripod are an Australian comedy band from Melbourne, who are slowly making themselves known elsewhere. They have a small following in the UK and a trickle of fans in the USA. 3) A US-American rock trio with no guitars or keyboards: TriPod.
tripod-theband.com 4) A Norwegian grunge band called tripod.
Originally known as Stirling And Leggett, The Joe Kings was started by Jack Stirling and Phill Leggett, two energetic young lads with a thirst for blues and rock, who first met in May 2008 at a music store in Perth. The boys immediately recognised a shared interest in similar blues, soul and rock musicians and singers of the past and present, such as Cream, Jeff Beck, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Sam Cooke, Rory Gallagher and Free.
Clare Bowditch is a a critically acclaimed, ARIA award-winning singer from Melbourne, Victoria. She came to prominence in 2005 with the release of her second album "What Was Left", which received excellent critical reviews, high rotation airplay on radio station Triple J and moderate commercial success. Her sweet folk-pop style has been compared to that of Cat Power and Beth Orton. Visit the Clare Bowditch website or her Myspace profile.
Last Dinosaurs are a band hailing from the magical land of Brisbane, Australia. They consist of Sean Caskey (vox/guitar) Lach Caskey (guitar) Danjuro Koyama (drums) and Sam Gethin-Jones (bass).
The Devoted Few were an indie rock band from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. They began as the side-project of Benjamin Fletcher, best known as a founding member of Sydney noise rock band, Bluebottle Kiss. Benjamin also plays in Sarah Blasko's backing band. The Devoted Few released three albums, Sleepless (2002), Billboard Noises (2004) and Baby, You're a Vampire (2009) and a remix EP - Schematic Tracks (2005). The band played their final show in Sydney in October 2010. Fletcher has since moved to the UK and is working on a solo album.