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.
Punters Club Reunion. Getting the band(s) back together! A trip down memory lane – aka 1990s Brunswick Street – we pay homage to the musos who helped shape the Melbourne music scene.
These are the artists who cut their teeth at the Punters Club, over cheap beers and a really sticky carpet. These are the artists you would have seen on any given evening (or Sunday arvo) on a stroll through Fitzroy.
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.