Sunday, January 08, 2006

Valvolux
(Bands from Perth, Australia)

Valvolux


Here's another post of an excellent Perth band where I have very little information, but really enjoy their music.

Valvolux were another mid-nineties Perth band who really rocked, and with the guitar maestro that is Ken "Killer" Watt, who went on to also play in Sydney band Asteroid B612 and Perth favourites the M-16's (who I will definitely be posting on during this "Perth band" phase), it's no wonder.

Valvolux put out two E.P. releases, "Supercharger" and "Chopper Squad", both of which are worth hunting down.

And the Valvolux photo shown above was taken by recent regular comment leaver, and a photographer regularly seen around the Perth band scene for many years, Nick Cowie - hey Nick, do you have any of your photos out there? I can't seem to find any.

Addendum - make sure you check out the comments if you want any more information on Valvolux - cheers Nick!

4 Comments:

Anonymous nick cowie said...

Valvolux were:

Paul Sloan, drummer, ex Thrombus and promoter extraordinaire, think heatseeker.com.au. Paul was the driving force behind the band, he had learnt from his Thromubs days, the only real way to make a living in music in Perth was as a promoter. Valvolux was his side/fun project (and stress relief). Sometimes Valvolux benefited from his promoting, getting some good gigs, other times it suffered, when he was to busy with the music business to gig.

Tim Underwood bass player most the time, guitarist other times. Tim was an industry figure ie previous bands The Russians, Charlottes Web, Northern Lights and The Rosemary Beads. Valvolux was quite a change in direction for Tim and the indiepop ways of his earlier bands, but he seemed to enjoy it.

Ken Killer Watt a young fresh faced lad at the time, who played guitar and sometimes bass. Valvolux was his first real band, and one of my favourite musos to photogragh.

I have about 20,000 negatives from my days as photographer/reviewer at Bubblehead from 1995 to 1999 I went to at least two gigs a weeks, took photographs and usually wrote reviews. The only place you are likely to find any of those photos online now, 7 or more years down the track are in the Bubblehead Archives (which only cover 1997 to 1999) and Jebediah's image gallery.

Mon. Jan. 09, 04:03:00 pm  
Anonymous Dirk said...

Just for the sake of completion, Ian Underwood was also the driving force behind legendary Perth outfit Kryptonics (more info here and here).

Sat. Jan. 14, 02:10:00 pm  
Blogger MAB said...

hey Nick and Dirk

thanks for the additional info and the links!!

go check them out folks.

cheers

Michael

Tue. Jan. 17, 08:12:00 pm  
Blogger Gavin V said...

Just for the further sake of completion Tim Underwood is not Ian Underwood!

Wed. Jun. 06, 04:07:00 pm  

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