(Bands from Perth, Australia)
The Kryptonics began when Ian Underwood and Cathy Webb met at Perth's Balcatta High school in 1982 and the band proper formed in 1984 when drummer Shakir Pichler answered a drummer wanted classified ad.
The band started rehearsing every weekend and after 18 months of hard work in the garage they were lucky enough to play their first gig supporting none other than the Stems, in August 1985. They scored some sweet gigs playing with other Perth bands such as The Marigolds and The Bamboos.
The Kryptonics became the band of the moment in Perth as soon as they hit the scene, but then drummer Shakir left to join The Bamboos. They would suffer through countless lineup changes and the band relocated to Sydney in 1990, where they toured the east coast. The Kryptonics finally lost their power in mid 1992.
The Kryptonics features past and present members of such great aussie bands as You Am I, Radio Birdman, Front End Loader, Lubricated Goat, Regurgitator, The Chevelles, Challenger 7, New Christs, The Monarchs and The Hard-Ons, making The Kryptonics essential listening for anyone interested in the family tree of their favourite oz rock bands.
Sadly, former Kryptonics and Lubricated Goat drummer Brett Ford
passed away in August 2007.
Rejectionville , the definitive 37 track anthology of yet another under-appreciated garage/power-pop outfit from Perth, was released earlier this year.
Plus The Kryptonics have announced one show only on Friday 23rd Nov at the Rocket Room in Perth.
And they'll be playing with Special Guests the M-16's!
Unfortunately i'm all the way over in Brisbane, so I won't be able to catch the gig. But some of my mates will be there. If you're in Perth try to make it along, I'm sure it'll be a fun, noisy night.
Kryptonics - Baby
Kryptonics - Trapped Inside (live at the Red Parrot)
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