Sometimes a band comes along, wins you over with their undeniable charm and then they have the nerve to separate without considering how you’d feel. Like, how rude is that? Though we are people of forgiving nature and will do so once the following bands hurry up and get back together. With Jamiroquai and Gorillaz back on the scene, we might just be granted more delightful tunes from these wonders.
2008 was an explosive year for Melbourne’s Little Red, with the release of their debut album. Listen To Little Red, saw them garner national praise and the chance to play some of Australia’s biggest festivals. Renowned for their infectiously energetic live performances and diverse sound, their separation in 2012 was a sore note for Australian music.
2010 was a dull year when the beloved Powderfinger decided to split. Responsible for Aussie classics like My Happiness and These Days, it’s a shame to think we won’t have the chance to belt out these tunes live and with our best mates. Though band members Bernard Fanning and Darren Middleton are doing well on their own, we would like the chance to see the band together again.
So yes, Grinspoon did reunite in 2015 to support Cold Chisel but since then nothing… No one has heard a peep from the band. I mean this is a band who notched up the very first prime position Triple J Hottest 100. Not to mention they have 13 ARIA nominations under their belt. So I think I speak for many people when I say it’s about time to get the band back together.
The Middle East
2011 marked the end of orchestral indie troupe The Middle East. Unfortunately it was a flame that burnt out too quickly with only a EP and LP to their name. While they were around you could have caught them on stages at Splendour In The Grass, Glastonbury or T in the Park but now it seems like we won’t get that chance again… I guess we can only hope.
Though we still have Aussie contemporaries like Something For Kate, The Living End and Jebediah, Motor Ace were everywhere during the early 00’s with the success of two albums and a stream of tours; it wasn’t until the release of their third album Animals that the band was ready to call it quits. Everyone likes a dose of nostalgia, I say the band gets back together to deliver the people what they want.
No list is complete with mentioning one of Australia’s greatest bands and though they continue to tease us with a reunion, we’ll play along, hoping one day it becomes true. As the poster boys of Australian music in the 90s through to 2011, Silverchair had every album reach the peak of the ARIA charts. In their time they collected a record breaking 21 ARIA awards from 49 nominations… so you could say they were kind of a big deal. If I had to pick a single band from this list to reunite, 10/10 Silverchair would be that band.
So these are the bands that we need back ASAP, if they could hurry up and reunite that would be really great.
Image source: Silverchair.