The band also featured Seja Vogel (Sekiden, Seja) on keyboards and backing vocals from 2006 to 2010; and was featured on their album Love and Paranoia. She also accompanied them on the Retrotech tour and various one offs when suitable. The touring band has also been supplemented by various extra players over the years the most notable being their first additional keyboardist Shane Rudken (Ponyloaf, Emporium) for a few years in the late 90s. They have released numerous EPs and albums that they have recorded in dubiously idiosyncratic scenarios: Tu-Plang (1996) in the remote jungle outside Bangkok; the triple platinum selling Unit (1997) in a condemned Fortitude Valley warehouse as wreckers waited outside; …art (1999) in a sun soaked Byron Bay beach house lapping up the waves; Eduardo & Rodriguez Wage War on T-Wrecks (2001) in the thick cigar smoke of Andy Gill’s London lounge-room; the post Warner release of Mishmash (2004) done in a glass box in Federation Square as part of the disturbing Band in a Bubble parody of reality shows and it’s way before it’s time multiple streaming media mayhem; Love and Paranoia (2007) in a bullet riddled studio in Rio de Janeiro under the looming rock arms of Corcovado; SuperHappyFunTimesFriends (2011) in their home studios over a period of 3 weeks sparked after a debate about whether what they were doing constituted an album; to their most recent and possibly final twisted piece of mangled pop culture Dirty Pop Fantasy (2013) recorded high in an Hong Kong skyscraper and then mixed on the streets of Melbourne… all of this long with their first 2 EPs (Regurgitator and New), the Olympic induced Crush the Losers, the manic EPs Bong in my Eye and Distractions… and the Warner destroying Jingles compilation (2003). In the past 20 or so years they have toured all over Australia, New Zealand, Japan, UK, Europe, USA, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Laos and other parts of Asia.
Late 2009 they played a small festival in the Japanese Alps with Hoodoo Gurus… before working with dance choreographer Gavin Webber on the live music/dance/theatrical project Rock Show at QPAC in Brisbane. In 2010 they performed a highly successful live soundtrack to Japanese anime film AKIRA at Sydney Opera House. They then decided to give up the album style of approach announcing they would just release tracks… with a batch coming out under the title Distractions as they toured Australia, played festivals and took off for shows in London, Dubai and Bahrain… returning for Festival of the Sun in Port Macquarie. 2011 started in Brisbane with a huge two night flood benefit show and a massive 3 song set at the Brisbane Soccer Grand final that they won in an exciting penalty shoot out.
The seventh album SuperHappyFunTimesFriends released on vinyl, cassette, download and a playable badge (playbutton) which set them off on a trajectory of touring – the sold out national Annual Sail tour with NZ guest Disasteradio - possibly their most enthusiastically received tour and release for some years. Regurgitator’s UNIT was voted #10 on the Triple J Top 100 Australian albums coincided with performances of the album “UNIT” over Falls & Southbound festivals for the end of 2011. 2012 kicked off with the Big Day Out tour – their 6th time around - plus performances at the Margaret River Surf Classic, Red Deer Festival in Qld before touring seminal albums Tu Plang and Unit – The Retrotech2012 tour (with special guests from Indonesia Senyawa and China Hedgehog) was highly successful with the majority of shows sold out. Following this with the hot spot on the sold-out 2012 Meredith Music Festival.
The past few years have seen Regurgitator do some superfluous shit. It’s all pretty interesting – the costume changes, the gimmicky record and release strategies, the full-album live sets – but tonight they achieved something far more pure. In straight power-trio formation (no spandex onesies, no heavy metal wigs), they performed what could well be the set of their careers. Hearing thousands sing along to I Will Lick Your Arsehole never gets old.
They’re a punk band at heart, and one of the finest this country has produced. (Beat Magazine Dec 2012) In April 2013 they headed out on the rural Groovin’ The Moo festival tour and released album #8 Dirty Pop Fantasy September 2013… followed with national Dirty Pop Tour with guest from Portland Wampire… ending up playing their last show for who knows how long as part of a short Asia tour in Beijing mid December 2013 with friends New Pants. TONEDEAF: “You might not even be aware of your inner dark pop fantasies, but Regurgitator’s sensational new opus will definitely awaken them. In 2013, Gurg’s raw authenticity is still in perfect condition” 8.5/10 BEAT MAG: Dirty Pop Fantasy soaks up forty years of pop from Austin to Zurich, wringing out familiar tunes strained of cliché. They're winking at you going "Your kiss like a Caramel Twix, sweeter than a Kinder Surprise”.
The 'Gurge’s Dirty Pop Fantasy isn't simply a label – it's their bony fists banging like a gavel, demanding your ear. The nature of their fantasy is irrepressible! Never ones to compromise or shy away from the unusual, the untried, or any genre that infects their creative sensibility… more than ever they find themselves extending the vitality of their live performances, continuing to infuse them with exuberance, mania and their mashedup motion of rock, punk, electro, funk, pop, where it goes vibes. For further visit: WEBSITUATION: www.regurgitator.net BANDCRAMP: http://regurgitator.bandcamp.com/ FACEBOOKINGS: www.facebook.com/pages/Regurgitator YOUTUBE regurgitator's MUSIC BOX: www.youtube.com/user/Regurgitators TWITS: http://twitter.com/regurgitators SOUNDCLODDING: http://soundcloud.com/regurgitrax MYSPACED: www.myspace.com/regurgitators Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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