Bin Night Anthems
The Combovers formed in mid-2004 and are based in South East Queensland, Australia. They've recently described their musical style as a unique blend of Hard Rock, Alternative and Electronic Pop which would eventually become the ultimate outlet for nerds around the world to raise their plastic lightsabers and embark on the final showdown with the enemy, the cool group. '...we think YOU should get a piece of them' Paul Mac & Daniel Johns Myspace Team Members Luke Reichelt (Vocals/Bass), Michael Simms (Guitar/Vocals), Jeff Paton (drums) and Ian Peres (Keys) are all students at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University studying for a Bachelor of Popular Music. They have spent the last year recording material for 2 CD releases, their debut EP 'Pasta of Muppets' and their new album 'Bin Night Anthems'. The Combovers have had success on mp3.com.au in the past year with their demos reaching the top 10 in the 'Pop/Rock Artists' charts. The Combovers have also received airplay on Bay FM in Cleveland and on the University of Manitoba campus radio station 101.5 UMFM in Canada. 'Their sound can be likened to US geek-rock icons Weezer, but harder on the ears, but in a good way!" Emily Berndt, Undertow Street Press In 2005, the band released their debut EP online, 'Pasta of Muppets', which is available through such online retailers as iTunes and CD Baby. The EP also features the 'synthology' of Jade O'Regan of Melbourne's Jane Vs World. The EP gives audiences a glimpse of what's to come from The Combovers and that's the onslaught of Nerd-Pop/Rock that is their debut album 'Bin Night Anthems'. The band have also released audio streams of some of the tracks from the album on their Myspace page (address above). They have played shows with the likes of Melbourne's Jane Vs World and Man Bites God along with local Gold Coast acts such as White October and The Summer Was Hell. The Combovers also 'got their nerd on' at the Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus Open Day as they took part in a showcase with other emerging young acts from the Queensland Conservatorium. "A must have album for every closet nerd" Alex Transfeld, Oz Music Show Bay FM 100.3 However, the most exciting show to date is when The Combovers took the stage at one of the biggest youth music festivals this country has to offer! BIG DAY OUT 2006 (Gold Coast) was the launch of their debut album, 'Bin Night Anthems' which is now available for $15 at Skinny's Music and Rocking Horse Records in Brisbane's CBD, along with Music Mania and Sunflower Music on the Gold Coast! Influences include: Weezer, Wheatus, NOFX, Snow Patrol, They Might Be Giants & The Dissociatives.