"There are elements of '60s pop, rock, folk and blues in their music, with the two lead vocalists... as the stars of the band" (OnTheStreet)
"Gutsy girl power! Influenced by a variety of folk, swing, merseybeat and contemporary sounds... Lead vocalists, Jill and Karen, are renowned for their wonderfully vibrant sound" They can count as their fans such luminaries as Go Betweens and Cleopatra Wong drummer Lindy Morrison, and bands like GANGgajang, The Sharp and Mental As Anything who continually ask them to support them at gigs and on tour.
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PERSONNEL & HISTORYExploding Daisies are :
1989 - The band forms at Maroubra High School, in year 10, with various boy drummers (little drummer boys?) and made the finals of Youthrock (a schools music competition). The song 'You' was written around this time. 1990 - Runner-up in Youthrock. 1991 - Winners of Youth Rock. Lindy Morrison (ex-Go Betweens) judged the final and took a keen interest in the band. 1992 - Play their first pub gigs after finishing school. By this time their second male drummer had left and Rachel joined. However, Lindy Morrison actually drummed live for two weeks while Rachel learnt some of the songs. 1993, May - Record their debut CD in Sydney's Studio 301 as part of their prize from Youthrock. SBS TV's Nomad films them in the studio, and this turns up on the show a bit later. 1993, Oct - Launch their CD at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney. (The Show is reviewed in On The Street 2/11/93 and the CD is reviewed in Drum Media 8/1/94) 1994, Jan - Tour with The Sharp 1994, May - The Tower Records chain in the US orders 100 copies of the CD then later reorders. 1994, Aug - Tour Queensland with Melbourne band, Barefoot. Begin working on a new CD. Remix their early demo tapes in the Mittagong Studios of GANGgajang's Mark Callaghan and Buzz Bidstrup. Sales of the debut CD are recorded in Washington DC and Philadelphia. 1995, Jan - Tour the East Coast of Australia with GANGgajang. 1995, Mar - Record their debut album with Graham Bidstrup at the helm.
1995, Aug - Perform last ever show at the UNSW Union bar.
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