Friday 16th September
Forming in Sydney in 1979, feedtime were an independent post punk/rock band, who were more popular in the US, than they ever were in their native Australia. They recorded four albums in the 1980s, with their first release out on Aberrant Records in Australia, and their second, third and fourth albums released internationally by indie label Rough Trade. Shovel, their second album, recieved the greatest critical acclaim of all four albums, and with Butch Vig producing their last album, Suction, you know they were onto a good thing.
Their sound was loud, primative and brutal, with their most distinctive musical element being the thick, roaring electric guitar (played with a slide) that thunders over a heaving rythm section. This loud, yet stripped back and minimalistic approach, led to comparisons with British post punk band Wire, however feedtime’s own sound was more influenced by (and heavily referenced) rural American country/blues sounds. Bruce Griffiths of Aberrant Records describes them as “possibly the most satisfying [of all the bands he has worked with over the years]” citing their success with international record labels Rough Trade (U.S.), Vinyl Solution (U.K. & EU) and Megadisc (Holland & the rest of EU) as forming a great part of his satisfaction in working with the band.
feedtime surfaced again in 1994 and 1996, with a different drummer, for a re-union album, and this Sepetember, presented by Feel (in conjunction with The Sydney Fringe Festival) they unite again for a very special show at the Sando.
Supported by Useless Children and 3 Toed Sloth, presale tickets are avaialable via moshtix & oztix.
with supports Useless Children & 3 Toed Sloth
Friday September 16th 2011
Doors @ 8pm