The Medics

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This article is about the Australian rock band. For the Dutch rock band, see The Medics (Dutch band).
The Medics
Origin Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Genres Rock
Years active 2007–present
Labels Starving Kids, Footstomp/Warner
Members Jhindu Lawrie
Charles Thomas
Kahl Wallace
Andrew Thomson
Past members Emma Andrews

The Medics is an Australian rock band formed in Cairns, Queensland in 2007.[1] In April 2010 they moved to Brisbane.[2] The band was formed by Jhindu Lawrie, Charles Thomas, Kahl Wallace and Emma Andrews, later expanding to a five piece band with Andrew Thomson.[3] Andrews left the band, reducing it back to four members. They are mentored by Lawrie's father, Coloured Stone's Bunna Lawrie.[4] They released their debut ep in 2008[5] and followed it up with a second in 2010.[6]

The Medics won a Deadly award in 2010 for Band of the Year.[7] They won a Triple J Unearthed competition, getting a spot at the Groovin' the Moo festival in Townsville.[8] The band were featured in the Foxtel documentary Who We Are broadcast during NAIDOC Week.[9] The band released their debut album, Foundations, on May 18, 2012.[10] The album was a featured album on Triple J[11] and reached #29 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart on May 28, 2012.[12]

Discography[edit]

  • The Medics EP (2008)
  • This Boat We Call Love EP (2010) - Starving Kids
  1. "Her Song" 3:15
  2. "Amongst The Cornfield" 4:38
  3. "Joseph" 3:39
  4. "Sinking Ship" 4:38
  5. "Wolves" 3:49
  • Foundations (2012)*Foundations (2012) - Footstomp[13]
  1. "Beggars" 3:45
  2. "Rust" 3:45
  3. "Griffin" 4:09
  4. "Ocean Eyes" 4:37
  5. "Joseph" 4:57
  6. "Deadman" 6:05
  7. "Slow Burn" 3:50
  8. "50 Years" 2:58
  9. "Nevergone" 3:00
  10. "Vacant Smile" 4:33
  11. "Golden Bear" 6:01

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boys are back with a dose of fame", The Cairns Post, 15 September 2010 
  2. ^ Kuch, Jesse (16 September 2010), "Homeward bound", The Cairns Post 
  3. ^ Grant, Tony (29 October 2008), "Band on the run", The Cairns Post 
  4. ^ Kuch, Jesse (29 September 2010), "A killer night", The Cairns Post 
  5. ^ Stace, Laura (31 July 2008), "the right medicine", The Cairns Post 
  6. ^ Kuch, Jesse (11 March 2010), "CD Review", The Cairns Post 
  7. ^ Shedden, Iain (28 September 2010), "Musical cousins a Deadly combination", The Australian 
  8. ^ Mengel, Noel (10 June 2010), "Strong Medicine", The Courier Mail 
  9. ^ Lill, Jasmine; Robertson, Josh (24 June 2010), "Medics are fully sick", The Courier Mail 
  10. ^ Mengel, Noel (17 May 2012), "Good for the soul", The Courier Mail 
  11. ^ "Medics in town with new songs", The Gold Coast Bulletin, 24 May 2012 
  12. ^ "Aussie band tops on debut", The Daily Mercury, 31 May 2012 
  13. ^ Mengel, Noel (26 May 2012), "Good for the soul", The Courier Mail