Leaps and Bounds Music Festival proudly presents these legends playing The Victims songs (which they wrote back in 1978) reincarnated in 2015 as The Television Addicts. See them live at the Tote on Friday 17th July with special guests Fire Escape Goats, Hits and Power.
BACKGROUND on THE TELEVISION ADDICTS:
On August 9, 2014 legendary Perth punk band The Victims were temporarily reincarnated in the guise of The Television Addicts, playing a one-off gig at The Rosemount Hotel in North Perth. Founding Victims members James Baker and Dave (“Flick”) Faulkner were joined on stage by lifelong Victims fan Ray Ahn and the trio proceeded to belt out a set of classic Victims tunes, most of which had not been heard since the band broke up in mid-1978. The trio has since played a couple more shows.
BACKGROUND on THE VICTIMS:
The Victims was a punk band from Perth, Western Australia, active in 1977-79. The band’s members were Dave Flick (Dave Faulkner) on guitar and vocals, James Baker (drums) and Rudolph V (Dave Cardwell) on bass. Baker and Cardwell had both been members of The Geeks and when that group folded they formed The Victims with Faulkner, who then referred to himself as Dave Flick. In 1977, The Victims released their debut single, “Television Addicts” of which only 1,000 copies were pressed. The following year they released a five track EP entitled simply The Victims (also known as No Thanks to the Human Turd).
FRIDAY 17TH JULY
THE TELEVISION ADDICTS
With special guests:
FIRE ESCAPE GOATS
at The Tote Hotel, Johnston St, Collingwood. Doors 8.30pm.
Tickets on sale now from Oztix