Bitter Sweet Kicks are a self-described "dirty rock n' roll" band from Melbourne, Australia. Influenced by proto-punk (The Stooges) and old school rock music (New York Dolls, AC/DC), their sound is a mix of raucous rock rhythms and rollin' guitar licks. Helmed by the gravelly rasp of Jack Davies (vocals), the rest of the band is anchored by Johnny Kicks (Bass Guitar), Chris Taranto (Guitar), Brendan Charlie (Guitar) and Joe Cunliffe (Drums). http://www.myspace.com/bittersweetkicks
The Whitlams are an Australian four-piece band hailing from Newtown, New South Wales. Formed in 1992, the band originally comprised Tim Freedman (lead vocals, piano), Stevie Plunder (lead vocals, guitar) and Andy Lewis (double bass, backing vocals). The line-up has changed many times over the years with Tim the only consistent member of the band, not to mention the only original member still alive. In the current line-up Terepai Richmond hits the drums, Warwick Hornsby plays the bass, and Jak Housden steals the scene on the electric guitar alongside the ever-present Tim Freedman.
Reminiscent of Matthew Sweet in his prime, 78 Saab's lead singer, Ben Nash, has an impressively strong, sweet and clear singing voice. Combining Nash's distinctive voice with solid musicianship, intelligent lyrics and the ability to deliver as a live band make 78 Saab a classic Australian rock and rock band. In May and June 07, 78 Saab recorded and mixed their third album, The Bells Line, in Sydney with respected producer, Wayne Connolly. The album was release on September 29, 2007 in Australia.