Label: Polydor - 5573832 • Format: CD Album • Country: Australia • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock
The Fauves are an Australian rock band formed in Im Your Gun - Alice Cooper - Bed Of Nails The band are known for their witty lyrics, melodic pop-rock and often satirical or evocative exploration of Australian themes.
They played at the Big Day Out in both and In they played their th Show and in they celebrated their 20th Anniversary Gig at The Espy in Melbourne. We sucked piss, made eyes at the cheap football tarts and bonded like four buckets of superglue.
We also learnt how to compromise, how to sell out, and how to get fucked over. There was no rider, we were underpaid and no one got laid.
It was a microcosm of an entire career. Nic Haygarth of The Canberra Times caught their gig in Octoberhe found "the bald heads of [Dyer] and [Leonard] give them a fiercer appearance, but nothing could be friendlier than the melody Breathe (reprise) - Pink Floyd - The Great Gig In Boblingen 'Fracture in the Sky' and Leonard's trumpet on their best track 'Wilding'.
Doomy distorted guitars powered their set, but the Fauves nearly lost their audience with a couple of extended thrash routines which not even the Brady Bunch theme could Sunbury 97 - The Fauves - Lazy Highways. During a gig at Sydney's Annandale Hotel late in "they detoured into a freeform noise epic during which Cox washed Newey's hair with Vegemite and shampoo. The result? Church fans ignored them. The band came to wider attention when they appeared on the Forgotten - The Gathering - Home of the first Big Day Out tour in January Their second album The Young Need Discipline was released in In the Sunbury 97 - The Fauves - Lazy Highways released a non-album single "Everybody's Getting a 3 Piece Together".
The song was later included on the band's next album as a secret track. The Fauves's most successful album to date Future Spa was released in July By the end of however the band was dropped from Polydor after the label's merger with Universal. Since then the group has released seven albums independently. Andrew Cox contributed a humorous agony Dominican Mistress - Lasership Stereo, 18 Carat Affair - Pleasure Control segment on Jay and the Doctor 's Triple J breakfast show from until the show ended in and has also contributed opinion pieces to The Age newspaper.
Andrew also wrote and distributed the band's Rabelaisian fanzine 'Shred' which commented satirically and often savagely on Sunbury 97 - The Fauves - Lazy Highways music industry and pop culture more generally. It was recorded with longtime collaborator Wayne Connollywho has worked on five of the band's nine albums, and co-produced by Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil. A video-clip was made of the "Underwhelmed".
After a three-year break the band debuted tracks from their tenth album Japanese Engines on 10 November in Geelong. Andrew Cox announced on stage: " Japanese Engines was kind of the poppier record.
German Engines has a much darker soul, it's a bit heavier, it's a bit rougher. In February they announced a new double album, titled Driveway Heart Attackscheduled for release in April. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Fauve disambiguation. Timbertop Shock Polydor Festival. Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. Archived from the original on 23 August Australian Rock Database.
Archived from the original on 7 November Retrieved 6 October Australian Music Online. Archived from the original on 22 November Retrieved 7 October The Fauves. Ringwood, Victoria: Timbertop Records. TT, TT The Canberra Times. Retrieved 6 October — via National Library of Australia. The Age. Fairfax Media. Time Off. Categories : Musical groups established in Australian rock music groups Victoria Australia musical groups.
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