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Spiderbait

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 12:51pm

Reviewed on Saturday March 18 (photo by Ashley Mar)

 

Amid a sea of nostalgia-baiting anniversary tours, there are a few notable standouts. The best of them show that the passing of time has taken none of the fire out of the music, nor the band itself.

 

For tonight’s openers Screamfeeder, a stalwart of Australia’s grunge/garage scene, nostalgia was far from the...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 3:00pm

Back in 1996, an Aussie band little known to the world was thrust into the international spotlight with the release of its third studio album, Ivy And The Big Apples.

 

Spiderbait became the face of Australian rock, and in many ways, the popularity of grunge took a step back to make way for them. 

 

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ivy’s release, Spiderbait are...

Posted 3 Feb 2016 @ 11:45am

They were the first-ever Australian band to hit number one on the triple j Hottest 100.

 

Their hits have transcended pop and youth culture both here and abroad. They’re still one of the best damn live bands you’ll ever get the chance to see. From the streets of Finley in regional New South Wales to the main stage of Falls and back again, Spiderbait are one of those rare...

Posted 23 Nov 2015 @ 2:28pm

Australian rock stalwarts Spiderbait have clocked up 25 years of recording, writing and touring together. To celebrate, they've locked in a string of shows and a limited edition greatest hits LP.

 

Off the back of a completely sold-out 2014 tour, Spiderbait have come a long way since their debut single 'Circle K' went to #1 on the ARIA charts and took out the top spot in the 1991...

Posted 20 Nov 2015 @ 1:16pm

After a highly successful 2015, the organisers behind Party In The Paddock have set to task on upping themselves for their second year. The Tasmanian festival dropped its second lineup announcement this week, with acts like Nina Las Vegas and Sleepmakeswaves joining an already stacked billthat includes Violent Soho, The Preatures and British India.

 

Here are five of our top...

Posted 5 Jun 2014 @ 2:05pm

For the first time in a decade, Spiderbait will be heading off on a national headlining tour this August.

 

Playing shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne, the trio will be hitting the road with seven albums' worth of music including last year's self-titled release that they have yet to tour.
 
Before hitting the road this August, the band will also...

Posted 3 Jun 2014 @ 12:02pm

Utes. Utes and rock'n'roll. It doesn't get much more Aussie than Jimmy Barnes, Morgan Evans, James Reyne, Ross Wilson and Spiderbait, who are among the artists announced on the 2014 Deni Ute Muster lineup.

 

There'll be visitors from America too, even though they're more inclined to call a ute a "pickup" there. Coming our way are Blackjack Billy, Gary Allan and The Mavericks....

Posted 2 Dec 2013 @ 3:11pm

Age is the natural enemy of rock’n’roll. Pete Townshend declared he’d rather die than get old; the Cosmic Psychos promised they’d never get old. All too often, however, rock’n’roll’s institutionalised resistance to the ageing process has confused chronological progression with cognitive devolution: it’s possible to age while not falling into the trap of beige middle-age fatigue. And while it...

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