Eddy Current Suppression Ring

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Eddy Current Suppression Ring
Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Golden Plains Festival
Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Golden Plains Festival
Background information
OriginMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
GenresGarage rock, garage punk, indie rock
Years active2003–present
Associated actsTotal Control, UV Race, Boomgates
MembersBrendan Suppression
Eddy Current
Rob Solid
Danny Current[1]

Eddy Current Suppression Ring are an Australian rock band formed in 2003.


Eddy Current Suppression Ring formed in 2003 in Melbourne when two brothers "Danny Current" (Daniel Gordon Young)[2][3] on drums and Mikey aka "Eddy Current" (Michael David Young)[2][3] on guitar and keyboard, started jamming at the Christmas party at the Corduroy Records vinyl pressing plant where Mikey worked. They encouraged now-lead singer "Brendan Suppression" (Brendan Huntley)[2][3] who also worked there, to ad-lib vocals into a tape recorder. The subsequent tape prompted the band's first recording, which produced a 7-inch single with A-side Get Up Morning.[4] They were joined by "Rob Solid" (Brad Raymond Barry)[2][3] on bass guitar.

The band's name derived from members recalling another employee at the pressing plant stating he had to fix the eddy current suppression ring - a copper ring around a transformer which subdues eddy currents.[4]

The band's sound is said to have been influenced by bands such as The Troggs, The Standells, X and The Pagans.[5] Reference has also been made to the band's Australian delivery.[6]

Their first year of performing saw them attract a loyal fanbase at venues Pony, Town Hall Hotel, The Espy and Streetparty nights held at One Six One and the Stage.[7] Their first major performance came when they were booked to open the Meredith Music Festival in 2005.[7]

Lead singer Brendan Suppression, Golden Plains Festival March 2007

In 2006, Eddy Current Suppression Ring released their first full-length recording, an eponymous album released to critical acclaim[8][9]

In May 2008, the band released its second album, Primary Colours. Within three weeks it had sold more than 2,000 copies. In September 2008, Primary Colours was nominated for ARIA Award for Best Rock Album at the ARIA Music Awards of 2008.[10] In October, it was nominated for the J Awards, as a candidate for the Triple J Australian album of the year.[11] In November 2008, Primary Colours was named Best Independent Hard Rock/Punk Release at the AIR Awards of 2008 held at Melbourne's Corner Hotel.[12] In March 2009, the band won the $30,000 Australian Music Prize for Primary Colours.[13]

In October 2010, Rush to Relax (2010) was listed in the top 50 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums.[14]

After a five-year touring hiatus the band were announced to be headlining the 2016 Golden Plains Festival.[15] The fourth Eddy Current Suppression Ring record All in Good Time was released in 2019 on Castle Face Records.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
Eddy Current Suppression Ring
Primary Colours
  • Released: 5 May 2008
  • Label: Aarght! Records, Shock Records (AARGHT005)
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
Rush to Relax
  • Released: 2010[17]
  • Label: Shock Records (SR003)
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
All in Good Time
  • Released: 13 December 2019[18]
  • Label: Castle Face Records (CF126)
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download

Live albums[edit]

Title Details
Live at the Avenue
  • Released: 2005[19]
  • Label: Eddy Current Suppression Ring
  • Format: CD
  • Note: Given away free at gigs
Live at Missing Link
with UV Race)
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Aarght! Records, Shock Records (AARGHT008)
  • Format: Cassette, digital download

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details
So Many Things
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Fuse Music Group (SR04)
  • Format: LP


Year Title Album
2004 "Get Up Morning" Eddy Current Suppression Ring
2005 "It's All Square"
2006 "Boy Can I Dance Good" non album single
2007 "You Let Me Be Honest With You" Primary Colours
2008 "Which Way to Go"
"Demon's Demands" / "I'm Guilty" non album single
2009 "That Time of Day" So Many Things
2010 "Wet Cement"[20]
"There's a Lot of It Going Around" non album single
2011 "Walking in Unison" non album single
2019 "Medievil Wall" All in Good Time

Awards and nominations[edit]

AIR Awards[edit]

The Australian Independent Record Awards (commonly known informally as AIR Awards) is an annual awards night to recognise, promote and celebrate the success of Australia's Independent Music sector.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
AIR Awards of 2008[21][22] Primary Colours Best Independent Hard Rock/Punk Album Won
AIR Awards of 2010 Eddy Current Suppression Ring Best Independent Artist Nominated
Rush to Relax Best Independent Album Nominated

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

The ARIA Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises excellence, innovation, and achievement across all genres of Australian music.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Lost to
2008 Primary Colours Best Rock Album Nominated The Living End - White Noise
2010 Rush To Relax Best Rock Album Nominated Birds Of Tokyo - Birds Of Tokyo
Rush To Relax Best Independent Release Nominated Sia - We Are Born

Australian Music Prize[edit]

The Australian Music Prize (the AMP) is an annual award of $30,000 given to an Australian band or solo artist in recognition of the merit of an album released during the year of award. The commenced in 2005.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2008 Primary Colours Australian Music Prize Won
2010[23] Rush To Relax Australian Music Prize Nominated

J Award[edit]

The J Awards are an annual series of Australian music awards that were established by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's youth-focused radio station Triple J. They commenced in 2005.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
J Awards of 2008 Primary Colours Australian Album of the Year Nominated


  1. ^ "Eddy Current Suppression Ring". Spin magazine. November 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d "'Cool Ice Cream' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 18 February 2014. Note: User may have to click 'Search again' and provide details at 'Enter a title:' e.g Cool Ice Cream; or at 'Performer:' Eddy Current Suppression Ring
  3. ^ a b c d "ASCAP – ACE Title Search". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Archived from the original on 6 March 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2014. Note: requires user to enter details, e.g. click on 'Performers' tab and enter 'Eddy Current Suppression Ring', then select track title, "Cool Ice Cream".
  4. ^ a b "Ring of Fire". The Age, Melbourne. 30 May 2008. Retrieved 12 June 2008.
  5. ^ "JJJ - Ausmusic Month". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 24 January 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2008.
  6. ^ "Interview, Eddy Current Suppression Ring". Mess and Noise – an Australian Music Magazine. 27 September 2006. Retrieved 12 June 2008.
  7. ^ a b "ECSRgiglist". ecsr.com.au. Archived from the original on 26 February 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
  8. ^ "Feature CD - Eddy Current Suppression Ring". PBS-FM. 2006. Archived from the original on 10 November 2007. Retrieved 12 June 2008.
  9. ^ "CD review - Eddy Current Suppression Ring". Beat magazine. 22 November 2006. Retrieved 15 June 2008.[dead link]
  10. ^ "Fresh faces feature prominently as ARIA nominations are released". The Age. 11 September 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2008.
  11. ^ "Triple J: J awards 2008". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 20 October 2008.
  12. ^ "Yunupingu Wins AIR Awards Triple". Billboard.biz. 25 November 2008. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
  13. ^ "Eddy Current Suppression Ring takes out $30k music prize". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 20 March 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2009.
  14. ^ O'Donnell, John; Creswell, Toby; Mathieson, Craig (October 2010). 100 Best Australian Albums. Prahran, Vic: Hardie Grant Books. ISBN 978-1-74066-955-9.
  15. ^ "Eddy Current Suppression Ring Break Hiatus To Headline Golden Plains 2016". Music Feeds. 29 September 2015.
  16. ^ Peak positions for albums in Australia:
  17. ^ "Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Ready to roll". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  18. ^ "ALl in Good Time". Apple Music. 13 December 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  19. ^ "Your Top Ten Live Albums". The Age, Melbourne. Retrieved 1 December 2008.
  20. ^ ""Wet Cement" - single". Apple Music. 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  21. ^ "2008 AIR AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED". Music NSW. 11 November 2008. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  22. ^ "History Wins". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  23. ^ "Winners & Shortlists". australian music prize. Retrieved 22 August 2020.

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