Aussie rock­ers set to ig­nite Air­lie Beach

Re­gur­gi­ta­tor get back to their best

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL - Dane Lilling­stone dane.lilling­stone@whit­sun­day­times.com.au

ONE of the hard­est work­ing bands in Aus­tralia is about to hit Air­lie Beach with their brand new tour.

Re­gur­gi­ta­tor were a sta­ple of 1990s Aussie rock with two plat­inum al­bums, one of which won five ARIA awards, and they haven’t stopped since.

Re­gur­gi­ta­tor’s sec­ond al­bum, Unit, was named 10th in Triple J’s Hottest 100 Aus­tralian Al­bums of All Time poll which reaf­firmed their sta­tus as one of Aus­tralia’s best home­grown rock bands.

Fresh from some stel­lar per­for­mances at Sydney Fes­ti­val and Ho­bart’s MONA FOMA in Jan­uary, Re­gur­gi­ta­tor are head­ing to Air­lie Beach to treat their north Queens­land fans to some unadul­ter­ated fun and good times.

Hav­ing formed in 1994 in Bris­bane, the band quickly es­tab­lish them­selves as a ver­sa­tile band, able to cre­ate a mix of sounds with funk, punk, pop and elec­tronic.

Af­ter em­bark­ing on their first tour of Europe be­fore stop­ping in Bangkok to record their first al­bum “Tu Plang” (Thai for ‘juke­box’). The al­bum was re­leased to a de­cent re­cep­tion in Aus­tralia and co­in­cided with a tour with The Red Hot Chili Pep­pers in 1995 and an­other sold-out head­lin­ing tour with Ja­panese guests the Bore­doms.

They fol­lowed this up with the multi-plat­inum “Unit” (1997), de­scribed as an even quirkier mixup with 80s flavours and headed out ex­ten­sively across Aus­tralia, Ja­pan and the US.

The rest, as they say, is his­tory.

They may have seemed quiet for the last few years but they con­sis­tently re­leased new ma­te­rial with their eighth al­bum, Dirty Pop Fan­tasy, re­leased in 2013 which was fol­lowed by a live al­bum in 2015.

De­spite tak­ing a mini-hia­tus in 2014, the trio of Ben Ely, Quan Yeo­mans and Peter Kos­tic know each other in­side out and it re­flects in their en­er­getic live per­for­mances.

They might be a bit older and wiser but they haven’t for­got­ten how to rock.

Don’t miss your chance to see one of the finest bands Queens­land has ever pro­duced at Mag­nums Ho­tel.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ROCK­ERS RE­TURN: Re­gur­gi­ta­tor will rock the shores of Air­lie Beach at Mag­nums Ho­tel.

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