The Great Emu War Casualties – Box Office Poison EP
Number of Tracks:4
From the Album:Box Office Poison EP
Formats:AAA,Rock – Specialty,Triple A
Available Date & Time: Jul 15 2020 11:10:00 EDT
Impact Date: n/a
The Great Emu War Casualties
"Just Whatever" from the Melbourne band's US Debut EP Box Office Poison
International indie pop group The Great Emu War Casualties formed in 2017 in a small village in the UK called Liverpool: a magical place where all music that isn't covers from one particular 1960s bowl-cutted boyband is banished from the land. This was where Sydney bassist Saskia Clapton ("Unicorn Head") met British frontman Joe Jackson ("Mr. Boohoo") and undisclosed-origin sound enthusiast Elliot Scullion ("The Fly from 1986".)
In 2018, the band recorded and released their first three EPs via Aardvark Records [UK] from:
1. An apartment above a gallery in Liverpool in which they would impersonate wealthy investors in order to attend openings and sustain themselves on free champagne and nibbles.
2. A cruise ship travleing from Southampton to New York, where Elliot worked as a sound technician for the ship's stage shows and Saskia and Joe failed to contribute in any meaningful way.
3. An expensive hotel in the dodgy part of Amsterdam where they convinced students from the local college to give them free studio access. All recording sessions went poorly, Joe fell off his bike every day and they finally ran out of money.
Having grown tired of running from the law, the band settled down in Saskia's home country of Australia, where they met the famous Nepali metal lord Bibek Tamang ("B-bek") who joined the group on drums.
In 2019 the group teamed up with producer Callum Barter (Courtney Barnett / Saskwatch) to release three releases via Silly Bill Records [Australia]. These releases were accompanied by a series of Melbourne venue residencies and headline shows, regular regional and community radio broadcasting, online features from Beat Magazine and AAA Backstage (among others), Spotify playlisting and bookings for an east coast tour.
Eclectic with irreverant lyrics and jam-packed musicality, they are in essence a group that holds great pop music in the highest esteem. They cite Talking Heads, Bombay Bicycle Club, TV on the Radio, All We Are and Unknown Mortal Orchestra among their main influences and yet still somehow manage to sound like none of the above.
Ronda Chollock / Insubordinate Media
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