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|Labels||Shock, Survival Records, The Hypnotised Label, Rhythm Ace Records|
|Associated acts||Tim Steward, The Whats, Kellie Lloyd, The Warm Guns, The Madmen, We All Want To|
|Past members||Tony Blades
Members and history
The Madmen were formed in 1988 in Townsville by Tim Steward, Tony Blades and Cam Hurst. The band later changed to Steward, Blades, Hurst and Bruce Gardner, and recorded three singles and a 12" mini-album.
The Madmen toured Queensland numerous times, before relocating to Brisbane in 1989. Bassist Cam Hurst left the band and was replaced by Kellie Lloyd, who had previously made a filmclip for The Madmen, becoming Screamfeeder. In 1995, Dean Shwereb replaced Tony Blades on the drums. In 2007 Steph Hughes briefly filled-in for Dean Shwereb on drums. Mike Squire played harmonica on "Fill yourself with music" and rocked the lead guitar in 1999 and 2000. Darek Mudge played lead guitar from 2000 - 2003 and intermittently from then on. Live members have also included Doug Arnott.
Screamfeeder toured Europe with Screaming Tribesmen and The Chevelles, performed at the Big Day Out in 1994 and 1997 and have supported by acts such as Rollins Band, Sonic Youth, Ride and Pavement.
During the 1990s, indie and grunge rock increased in popularity throughout the world and Screamfeeder was part of the rise of independent Australian rock. The musical style and influences on each Screamfeeder album are distinct, from retro pop-rock, low-fi indie, to guitar driven alternative.
- Flour (1992) - Survival
- Burn Out Your Name (1993) - Survival
- Fill Yourself With Music (1995) - Hypnotised
- Kitten Licks (1996) - Hypnotised
- Rocks on the Soul (2000)
- Take You Apart (2003)
- Fingers and Toes (1993)
- Fill Yourself With Music (1995)
- Who's Counting?/Sweet Little Oranges (1995)
- Dart (1996)
- Static (1996)
- Gravity (1996)
- Triple Hook (1998)
- Hi Cs (1998)
- Above The Dove (2000)
- Ice Patrol (2003)
- 12345 (2003)
- I Don't Know What To Do Any More (2003)
- Bunny (2004)
- Seven Year Glitch (1996) A collection of live recordings, rarities, non-album tracks and pre-Screamfeeder songs.
- Introducing: Screamfeeder (2004) A collection of singles, almost singles and video clip songs.
- Cargo Embargo (B Sides & More) (2011) - digital release only
- "Fill Yourself With Music" - Directed by David Barker
- "Gravity" - Directed by Skye Thompson
- "Hi Cs" - Directed by Kellie Lloyd (NOMINATED for an MTV award in 1998)
- "Stopless" -
- "Above the Dove" - Directed by Kellie Lloyd
- "Ice Patrol" - Directed by Kellie Lloyd
- "I Don't Know What To Do Any More" - Directed by Kellie Lloyd
- "12345" - Directed by Kellie Lloyd
- "Blue" - Directed by Matt Bourke
- A Screamfeeder track was on the Happenin' Chick Fanzine Issue #3 compilation CD in 1998.
- The song "Hole of Blood" was on the Crack In The Sun Or Fade In The Shade compilation CD in 1992.
- Recovery (ABC TV) 1998 - Screamfeeder performed 2 songs, Hi Cs and Triple Hook.
- The song "Snail Trail" off the Flour album was featured in Quarantine, a cyberpunk game produced by GameTek, Inc. in 1994.
- The song "Wrote you off" from the Burn out your name album was featured in "The Kuepper File - Australian and Loud" in 1995.