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 CD, Primary Colours. Within three weeks it had sold more than 2,000 copies, already more than their debut album and was sitting at number 6 on the ARIA charts.[4] In September 2008, Primary Colours was nominated in the Best Rock Album category for the 2008 ARIA Awards.[10] In October, it was nominated for the J-Award, 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 Jägermeister Australian Independent Record (AIR) Awards 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.



  • Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Dropkick Records (2006)
  • Primary Colours - Aarght! Records and Goner Records (2008)
  • Rush to Relax - Suppression Records and Goner Records (2010)[16] #20 AUS
  • Live at Missing Link (Split with UV Race) - Almost Ready Records (2012)
  • All in Good Time - Castle Face Records (2019)

7" singles[edit]

  • "Get Up Morning"/"You Don't Care"/"So Many Things" - Corduroy Records (2004)
  • "It's All Square"/"Precious Rose" - Corduroy Records (2005)
  • "Boy Can I Dance Good" (The Pagans cover), on split 7" with Straightjacket Nation's "Stranded" (2006)
  • "You Let Me Be Honest with You"/"We'll Be Turned On" - White Denim Records (2007)
  • "Demon's Demands"/"I'm Guilty" - Iron Lung Records (2008)
  • "That Time of Day"/"It Ain't Cheap"/"Noise in My Head" - Nervous Jerk Records (2009)
  • "Wet Cement"/"Hey Mum"/"Through the Trees" - Mexican Summer (2010)
  • "There's a Lot of It Going Around" (The Chosen Few cover) split 7" with Deathwish - Distort fanzine release (2010)


  • Live at the Avenue CDR, given away at a show (2005)[17]
  • Live and Unreleased CD, split with Tucker B's - Eerie Stratum (2007)
  • Live at Missing Link Cassette, split with UV Race - Aarght! Records and Stained Circles (2008)
  • "Sometimes", on The World's Lousy with Ideas Vol. 7 split 7" with Super Wild Horses / UV Race / Straight Arrows - Almost Ready Records and Aarght! Records (2009)
  • "We Got the Beat" (The Go-Go's cover), on 2011 SXSW/Record Store Day split 7" with Mean Jeans / The Wrong Words / and Jack Oblivian - Trouble In Mind Records (2011)
  • Walking in Unison 12" EP - Captcha Records (2011)

Other appearances[edit]

  • "Noise in My Head" (early version), theme song for 3RRR radio program of same name (2005)[18]
  • Sticky Carpet: Melbourne's Underground Rockumentary, DVD, Siren (2006)
  • "She's Dancing Away" on ESP - Nervous Jerk (2007)
  • "Get Up Morning" (live), on Super8 Diaries, DVD, Trainwreck 20/20 (2008)
  • "Get Up Morning" (live at Missing Link), on Flipped Out Over Aarght! Stained Circles CD Sampler - Aarght! Records and Stained Circles (2008)
  • "You Let Me Be Honest With You" (live), on Gonerfest 4, DVD/CD (2009)
  • "Iraq (It's On the Map)", from The Lifted Brow No. 6 book + bonus CD (2010)
  • "Rush to Relax" (non-album version), on Iron Lung Mixtape I cassette (2011)


  • So Many Things non-album track collection - Fuse Music Group (2011)

Live Video[edit]

  • Complete 56min set at Super8 Diaries Fundraiser (2007) [2]


  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 c "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. ^ "Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Ready to roll". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  17. ^ "Your Top Ten Live Albums". The Age, Melbourne. Retrieved 1 December 2008.
  18. ^ "Program Guide > Noise In My Head > Playlists > 17th Dec 05". Triple R, Melbourne. Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2008.

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