Skunkhour

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Skunkhour
Origin Sydney, Australia
Genres Alternative rock, acid jazz, hip hop, funk
Years active 1991–2001
Past members Aya Larkin
Del Larkin
Dean Sutherland
Michael Sutherland
Warwick Scott
Paul Searles
Chris Simms
Andrew Watson
Steven Cummins
Daniel Barnett
Al

Skunkhour were a Sydney-based Australian band that was active in the 1990s, before disbanding in 2001.

Formed in 1991, the band is named after a poem by Robert Lowell entitled "Skunk Hour". The band's sound combined elements of funk, rock, hip hop, and dub.

A number of singles, most notably "Home", "Up to our Necks in it", and "Sunstone" achieved some commercial success. Well known for their dynamic, energetic live show they enjoyed a large live fan base throughout their existence. They toured Europe twice as well as playing in New York and Tokyo.

Between 1995 and 2000, Skunkhour had four songs inducted into Triple J's Hottest 100. In 1995, "Up To Our Necks In It" reached #55, "Weightlessness" reached #93 in 1997, "Home" reached #82 in 1999, and "Kick In The Door" reached #83 in 2000.

Chris Abrahms played keyboards on their first self-titled album. Sia Furler sang backing vocals on 'Treacherous Head" on the album "Feed"

In October 2009 the band announced that they were reuniting for an Australian tour.

Former members[edit]

  • Aya Larkin (1991–2001) – vocals
  • Del Larkin (1991–1996) – rapping
  • Dean Sutherland (1991–2001) – bass
  • Michael Sutherland (1991–2001) – drums
  • Warwick Scott (1991–2001) – guitar
  • Paul Searles (1993–2001) – keyboards
  • Chris Simms (1996–2001) – percussion

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs and Singles[edit]

  • Booty Full – 1993
  • State – 1994
  • McSkunk – 1994
  • Up to Our Necks in It – 1995
  • Sunstone – 1995
  • That's the Way – 1996
  • Breathing Through My Eyes – 1997
  • Weightlessness – 1997
  • Morning Rolls – 1997
  • Tomorrow's Too Soon for Goodbye – 1998
  • Stadium – 1999
  • Home – 1999
  • Kick in the Door – 2000
  • Gold Radiation – 2001

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