Digital 45 Series: Volume 4
Children Collide are a rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Their debut album, The Long Now will be released later this summer on Dine Alone Records and was produced by David Sardy. The first single from their debut album “Social Currency” is making […]
Children Collide are a rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Their debut album, The Long Now will be released later this summer on Dine Alone Records and was produced by David Sardy. The first single from their debut album “Social Currency” is making the rounds on Australian radio and Australian music video networks whilst their profile is currently rising in the Australian music scene, leading to live support slots with big name acts like The Hoodoo Gurus and The Living End
Johnny (Guitar/Vox, Heath (Bass) & Ryan (Drums) formed the band in Melbourne a few years back after hitch hiking their way from Lismore. As founding members and principle songwriters, Johnny and Heath play raw over-driven rock, oozing a range of influences. Using stop-start rhythmic patterns coupled with contagious pop melodies and insightful lyrics they infect audiences with an insentient bite leaving their indie rocker victims with an incurable addiction. As much as you try to resist, you cant help but tap your feet and hum the melodies. Children Collide played their first live gig at Bar Open in Melbourne on Halloween night in October 2004. For a first show, Children Collide had the fortunate blessing of an amazing performance that everyone in the room loved. All the elements were there from the beginning – great songs, genius stage banter and a look that you couldnt help but envy.
The most exciting feature of Children Collides music is actually what lurks beneath the noise, with Johnny drawing inspiration for his songwriting from diverse sources like Sir David Attenborough’s Life on Earth. But then a lot of the inspiration behind the bands songwriting is not exactly what you would call normal. Johnny explains, “I got an idea for a song after reading about how the Vikings colonised Greenland and then essentially wiped themselves out after 400 years. But the song only came out after hearing Boney M
Youre strongly advised to come to your own conclusions about the bands sound, but in music, comparisons are inevitable. Children Collide have had some pretty big names such as Nirvana, Sonic Youth and Fugazi thrown around, but ultimately, thats just like one of your mums friends telling you how much you look like your grandmother.
- Johnny Mackay - Guitar, Vocals
- Ryan Caesar - Drums
- Heath Crawley - Bass