Children Collide

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Children Collide
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Children Collide at the V Festival in Perth, 2009.
Background information
OriginMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
GenresIndie rock
Years active2005–2012
2014 (2 shows only)
LabelsUniversal, Dine Alone
MembersJohnny Mackay
Heath Crawley
Past membersRyan Caesar

Children Collide were an Australian indie rock band from Melbourne, Australia. The band consisted of bassist Heath Crawley, and vocalist/guitarist Johnny Mackay, drummer Ryan Caesar quit the band in February 2012. Their debut album, The Long Now was released on 11 October 2008 and was produced by David Sardy.


Children Collide appeared for the first time in a Triple J Hottest 100 with one entry in the 2008 countdown; "Farewell Rocketship" at number 66.

The trio appeared at Triple J's One Night Stand 2009 held in Sale, Victoria, Australia, alongside Hilltop Hoods, Eskimo Joe, and The Butterfly Effect. Their song "Social Currency" was the theme song for the Nine Network's Friday Night Football coverage of the NRL.

Children Collide appeared at the second annual Coaster Music Festival on 12 September 2009, at Gosford Showground on the NSW Central Coast. They appeared alongside Eskimo Joe, Bliss N Eso, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Van She, and British India.

Their track "Skeleton Dance", remixed by Ladytron, has been included in a downloadable soundtrack for the EA Sports game FIFA 10 and 2K Sports game NBA 2K11.

The band premiered their single "Jellylegs" with The Doctor on Triple J. It had premiered on the Thursday 20 May 2010 show.

Theory of Everything was voted Triple J listeners 18th favorite album of 2010.

The band appeared twice more in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2010 with "My Eagle" at 60 and "Jellylegs" at 22.

The Long Now came 90 in the Triple J Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time.

On 10 October the band announced via Facebook that they had started recording their third album. Children Collide later announced that the album was mixed and finished on the 16th of December.


Studio albums[edit]


  • "Social Currency" (2008) AUS No. 90
  • "Skeleton Dance" (2008)
  • "Farewell Rocketship" (2009)
  • "Chosen Armies" (2009)
  • "Jellylegs" (2010) AUS No. 72[1]
  • "My Eagle" (2010) AUS No. 85
  • "Arrows" (2011)
  • "Loveless" (2011)
  • "Sword to a Gun Fight" (2012)
  • "Cherries" (2012)
  • "Praying For Sunshine" (2012)
  • "My Heart Came Alive" (2013)


  • We Three, Brave and True (2005)
  • Glass Mountain Liars (2006)
  • Farewell Rocketship (2009)


  1. ^ a b Australian Recording Industry Association "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 January 2012. Retrieved 2010-07-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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