The Triffids

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: australian indie new wave 80s rock alternative australia alt-country indie rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s


Hailing from the isolated Western Australian city of Perth, David McComb’s band, along with the Go-Betweens and Nick Cave, contributed greatly to increasing the northern hemisphere’s respect for Antipodean rock, which for a long time was seldom taken seriously. The band was formed in 1977 by McComb (17 February 1962, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, d. 2 February 1999, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; lead vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Alsy MacDonald (b. Alan MacDonald, 14 August 1961, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; drums/vocals). The latter had been writing and playing music with McComb since they formed the high school band Dalsy. Following three tape releases recorded with the help of Phil Kakulas (guitar) and Byron Sinclair (bass), McComb and MacDonald were joined by the former’s brother, Robert McComb (violin, guitar, vocals). Further line-up changes ensued before the Triffids’ first single, ‘Stand Up’/‘Farmers...

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