Music Scene

Snap Scene: Ripe, Punters Club Reunion, Leaps and Bounds Festival, Abbotsford Convent, 3rd July 2022 by Mary Boukouvalas

An alternative rock/shoegaze band from Melbourne. They released two albums, ‘Filterfeed’ in 1990 on Polyester Records and ‘The Plastic Hassle’ in 1993 on Beggars Banquet. They split up shortly after their second album. Two of the members, Mark Murphy and Katie Dixon, formed a new band, Moondriven. In 2006, Mark and Katie reformed under the Ripe name with some additional members. They released an EP, ‘Galaxies And Stars’, on Timberyard Records and did some touring. However they disbanded again in 2007. […]

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Snap Scene: The Breadmakers, Punters Club Reunion, Leaps and Bounds Festival, Abbotsford Convent, 3rd July 2022 by Mary Boukouvalas

The Breadmakers are a Melbourne institution, but are perhaps better known in Japan, Spain and France than they are in some Australian capitals. They formed in 1989 to play early ‘60s-style Louisiana Rhythm & Blues – they take their name from a Slim Harpo track – having individually cut their teeth in ‘60s-styled garage rock bands earlier in the decade. […]

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Snap Scene: Charlie Marshall & Body Electric, Punters Club Reunion, Leaps and Bounds Festival, Abbotsford Convent, 3rd July 2022 by Mary Boukouvalas

Charlie Marshall is a critically acclaimed songwriter from Melbourne. The Body Electric – have featured musicians from The Dirty Three, Avalanches, Beasts of Bourbon, Hunters and Collectors, Surrealists, Chris Wilson and The Moodists. Some of Charlie’s recent songs are inspired by his passion for science. […]