Fur Patrol

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Fur Patrol
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Fur Patrol at Frank Kitts Park, Wellington, 2009
Background information
Origin Wellington, New Zealand
Genres Rock
Years active 1996–present
Labels Tardus (New Zealand)
Members Julia Deans
Andrew Bain
Simon Braxton
Past members Steve Wells

Fur Patrol is a rock band, originally from Wellington, New Zealand, now based in Melbourne, Australia.

Their debut EP, Starlifter, was released on the independent Wellington label Wishbone in 1998. Their debut album Pet was produced by David Long, guitarist of the Six Volts and the The Mutton Birds and was released in 2000, also on Wishbone Records. Pet featured the single "Lydia" which reached number one on the New Zealand singles charts. The band scooped the pool at the 2001 Tui New Zealand Music Awards, walking away with four Tuis.

In 2001 the band moved to Melbourne, Australia where they inked their first major record deal, with Universal Music Australia. Their second album, Collider, was released in New Zealand in 2003 and Australia in early 2004. The album, produced by British producer Mark Wallis and recorded in Melbourne's Sing Sing studios, was a move away from the catchy, more radio-friendly pop sound of Pet. The first single, Precious, was heavier and darker than earlier offerings. Its music video, which showed the band members collecting fan's ears, was filmed in Hollywood.

Fur Patrol became a three-piece when Guitarist Steve Wells left the band in late 2004. Steve shifted to France to pursue a career as a photographer.

The 3-piece released the 4-track Long Distance Runner EP in May 2007 and their third full-length album Local Kid on 29 September 2008. Local Kid was produced by Australian producer Tony Cohen.

Current members[edit]

  • Julia Deans (vocals and guitar)
  • Andrew Bain (bass)
  • Simon Braxton (drums)

Past members[edit]

  • Steve Wells (guitar)

Live photos[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Details Peak chart
positions
NZ[1]
1998 Starlifter EP
  • Label: Wishbone Music
  • Catalogue: wishcoo81
17
2000 Pet
  • Released: 24 September 2000
  • Label: Wishbone Music
  • Catalogue: 8573-85417-2
7
2003 Collider
  • Released: 26 September 2003
  • Label: Universal Music Australia
  • Catalogue: 5046705032
31
2007 The Long Distance Runner EP
  • Released: 4 June 2007
  • Label: Tardus
2008 Local Kid
  • Released: 13 October 2008
  • Label: Tardus
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
NZ[1]
1998 "Man In A Box" Starlifter
"Dominoes"
1999 "Beautiful"
"Now" Pet
2000 "Holy"
"Lydia" 1
2001 "Andrew" 24
"Spinning A Line" 40
2003 "Fade Away" Non-album single
"Precious/Enemy (Live)" Non-album single
"Precious" 18 Collider
2004 "Enemy"
"Get Along"
2007 "Hand on an Anchor" Long Distance Runner
2008 "Great Leap Forward" Local Kid
"Silences and Distances"
"Hidden Agenda"
2009 "Little Fists"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fur Patrol discography". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 

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