|Years active||1999–2009, 2010, 2011, 2013-present|
Fueled by Ramen|
Hobbledehoy Record Co.
|Past members||Lachlan Hodgson|
The group formed in mid-1999 after the downfall of bands Caustic Soda and Mid Youth Crisis from which guitarists Donnie Dureau and Adrian Lombardi were members. In forming the initial lineup they were joined on bass by Dave Snow, formerly of The Bradshaw Figure, and Lachlan Hodgson, who drummed for Caustic Soda, and recorded their first EP, A Working Title In Green, released on Sony.
Shortly after the release, Hodgson left the band and they were dropped by Sony. Shaun Lohoar (who has also played in a number of Melbourne-based bands, most notably Pollyanna) was recruited as the new drummer.
After being signed by Fueled by Ramen (who then licensed their albums to Redline Records for release in Australia), the band released their debut album, The Apology Wars in 2001. The album included the lead single "Making the Nouveau Riche" which was voted into the No. 68 position in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2001. Subsequent releases have included a 12 track compilation with Midtown, The Movielife and Secondbest, their second album Text Bomb in 2003 and a 6-track split EP in 2005 with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists (who subsequently supported Blueline Medic on an Australian tour) on Casadeldisco Records. 2007 saw the release of their third album 42:19.
The group are currently taking a break. Their last show played was in January 2009, in Brisbane. For this show, Donnie and Adrian played an acoustic set. In July 2010, they played their first show in 18 months at their spiritual home at The Arthouse, Melbourne.
On New Year's Eve 2011/2012, the band played an unannounced 4 song set (with fill-in drummer Chris Cowburn from The Smith Street Band).
On 13 September 2013, the band played at The Reverence Hotel as part of the Poison City Weekender.
Adrian Lombardi is currently working as guitar tech for Lee Hartney of The Smith Street Band. Adrian has said working for Lee is a constant inspiration.
- The Apology Wars (16 July 2001) - Fueled By Ramen / Redline
- Text Bomb (21 March 2003) - Fueled By Ramen / Redline
- 42:19 (21 April 2007) - Casadeldisco Records
EPs and singles
- A Working Title In Green (August 2000) - Sony / Fueled By Ramen
- New. Old. Rare. Split with Secondbest, Midtown and The Movielife (US Edition has Recover in place of The Movielife and Secondbest credited as Silent*Corporation) (30 September 2002) - Fueled By Ramen / Redline
- Sleepyhead (24 February 2003) - Redline
- Split EP with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists (28 February 2005) - Casadeldisco
- The Middle Of The End 7" Vinyl (8 July 2008) - Hobbledehoy
- Robb, Brett (12 January 2005), "Big rock sound", Geelong News
- Baker, Richard (16 June 2000), "", The Age
- Tauschke, Steve (15 March 2002), "Medic Charts", The Age
- Humphries, Glen (3 October 2002), "The Beat - Just don't mention `emo'.", Illawarra Mercury
- Johnson, Neala (5 June 2003), "lighter shade of blue", Herald Sun
- Moore, Lincoln (31 May 2007), "", The Advertiser
- Johnson, Neala (3 May 2007), "", Herald Sun