Waikiki (band)

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Waikiki
Origin Sydney, Australia
Genres Rock
Years active 2000–2003
Labels Liberation Music
Associated acts Howling Bells
Past members Juanita Stein[1]
Joel Stein
Glenn Moule
Jimmy Brandon[2]

Waikiki were a rock group from Sydney, Australia, consisting of sister and brother Juanita Stein (bass/vocals) and Joel Stein (guitar/vocals), and Glenn Moule (drums) and Jimmy (or Jimmeh) Brandon (guitar). A new bass player Brendan Picchio joined the band in early 2003, replacing Brandon, with Juanita Stein moving from bass to rhythm guitar. In August 2003, Joel Stein explained the impact Picchio had made on the group. He told Radio Adelaide's Hermione Gilchrist that the new bassist was "the missing piece to the puzzle", adding, "he's what we've been looking for since we started."

In early 2004 the group disbanded, moved to London and re-formed as Howling Bells.

Waikiki released one album, I'm Already Home, in 2002. Their single, "Here Comes September", placed 36th on the 2002 Triple J Hottest 100 poll.[3] They released three further singles and a five-track EP.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

I'm Already Home (2002, AUS #43)[4]

(Liberation Music, Cat No. LIBCD4050.2)

Track listing:

  1. "New Technology"
  2. "Lucky"
  3. "Did I?"
  4. "Falling"
  5. "Ms Universe"
  6. "Here Comes September"
  7. "Complicated"
  8. "Enough"
  9. "A Drunken Laugh"
  10. "Beautiful Picture"
  11. "I'm Already Home"

Extended Players[edit]

Presents... (2000, AUS)

(Liberation Music, Cat No. LIBEP2004.2)

Track listing:

  1. "Frail" - 2:45
  2. "Mistake In Time" - 2:22
  3. "Love Is" - 4:00
  4. "Waves" - 4:00
  5. "Morning Light" - 2:41

Singles[edit]

"Here Comes September" (2002, AUS #38)[4]

(Liberation Music, Cat No. LIBSP4047.2 (digi release))

(Liberation Music, Cat No. LIBSP4047.5 (normal release))

Track listing:

  1. "Here Comes September" (Single version with ending) - 3:21
  2. "Mud" - 4:19
  3. "New Technology" (Live acoustic version) - 3:02
  4. "Here Comes September" (Demo version) - 4:18

"New Technology" (2002, AUS)

Track listing:

  1. "New Technology" - 3:01
  2. "Is He Fair" - 2:47
  3. "Mad and Beautiful" - 3:08
  4. "More" - 2:57
  5. "Stoney's Mountain of Gold" - 4:02

"Lucky" (2002, AUS)

(Liberation Music, Cat No. LIBSP4052.2)

Track listing:

  1. "Lucky" - 3:37
  2. "It's Alright" - 2:36
  3. "Under The Bed" - 2:49

"Complicated" (2003, AUS)

Track listing:

  1. "Complicated" (Single version) - 3:12
  2. "You're Still Good" - 3:46
  3. "Did I (Live on Triple J)" - 2:43
  4. "Enough (Live on Triple J)" - 3:58

Compilations[edit]

Hits From The Box: An Aristotles Box Compilation (2000, AUS)

(MGM Distribution Australia)

Contributed track:

7. "Bracelet" - 4:00

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Age, 16th January, 2003". Melbourne. 2003-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Music Australia Website". 
  3. ^ "The Age". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2006-06-22. 
  4. ^ a b "Australian Charts Website".