Baseball (band)

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Baseball
Origin Melbourne
Genres Punk rock, anarcho-punk, indie punk, post-punk, experimental
Years active 1995, 2005-2010
Labels Thirsty Arab, Stomp
Associated acts Ninetynine, Sea Scouts, Love of Diagrams
Members See "Band members"

Baseball were a self-managed indie punk band from Melbourne, Australia. Their influences ranged from Eastern European and Middle-Eastern Gypsy music and Sufi poetry to bands like The Ex, the Pixies and Led Zeppelin.

History[edit]

Originally a solo project for frontman/violinist Cameron Potts (Ninetynine, Sandro), Baseball evolved to the current line-up in 2005, consisting of bass player Monika Fikerle (Love of Diagrams, Sea Scouts), drummer/vocalist Evelyn Morris (Pikelet, True Radical Miracle) and guitarist Ben Butcher (The Assassination Collective).

In 2005, Baseball released a five song EP of demo tunes titled "Taiwan – Japan Tour EP" for their tour of Japan and Taiwan where they played the Hohaiyan Rock Festival with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Vincent Gallo and more, and where Cameron Potts smashed his violin at the end of the set.[1]

After touring Europe and Far East Asia in 2005, Baseball toured Russia, the US, the UK, Scandinavia and continental Europe in June 2006.[citation needed] They again toured Europe and the UK in June/July 2007.[citation needed]

In 2006, a live show was filmed on 3 cameras at Bar Open, Melbourne, featuring Baseball, The Thaw (Sydney), ni-hao! (Japan) and Sabot (Czech Republic). The show was later released on DVD by Tenzenmen (009TZM), entitled "Live at Bar Open".[2] In 2006, Baseball played support to the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Saul Williams, Les Savy Fav, Amateur Party, Birushanah (Jap) and Ryokuchi (Jap).

The band quietly disbanded in 2010.

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Run, Run, Run / The Sinagogue of Wooden Nerves (Split 7" single with Ricaine - 1995)[3]

EP's[edit]

  • Taiwan-Japan Tour EP (2005)

Albums[edit]

  • Gods And Stars, Priests And Kings (Thirsty Arab, 2003)
  • Animal Kingdom (Stomp STMPCD014, 2008)

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