Heartbreak Club

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Heartbreak Club
Origin Newcastle, New South Wales
Genres Rock, powerpop, pop punk
Years active 2006–present
Labels Independent (2009-2010)
Amphead Music (2008)
Website www.heartbreakclub.org
Members Nick Green
Peter Carter
Michael Sullivan
Past members Gavin King

Heartbreak Club are a rock / powerpop band from Newcastle, Australia.[1]

History[edit]

Heartbreak Club were initially conceived as a parody of emo bands, recording their "...lamecore" EP in a local high school's music room in 2006. Since then, they have toured Australia multiple times, and the USA in 2007.[2]

In 2008, Heartbreak Club recorded and released their second EP 'O Tempora! O Mores!' which was produced by US producer Ed Rose[3] and distributed by the (now defunct) Amphead.[4]

In 2009, Australia's federal Arts Minister Peter Garrett caught wind that Dougy Lawstein had "thinned out" the lineup and immediately announced Heartbreak Club would receive a grant from the Contemporary Music Touring Program[5] to tour through Australia.

2010 saw the independent release of Heartbreak Club's debut album 'Our Horse Is Dead', having teamed up again with Ed Rose at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne, Australia. Singles from the album have been broadcast on Triple J,[6] Triple M, Nova, and ABC1 television.[7] Reviews of the album were favorable, with BLUNT[8] and Reverb Magazine[9] giving it 4 Stars (out of a possible 5), while Drum Media[10] was positive.

Heartbreak Club signed a publishing contract with Centrifuge Music Publishing in 2011,[11] publishers of Noiseworks and Steve Balbi.

Heartbreak Club (with the track 'Chin Up') were a finalist in the Rock category of the 2009 International Songwriting Competition, alongside a high proportion of fellow Australian finalists including The Living End, Eskimo Joe, and Children Collide.[12]

Members[edit]

Nick Green (as 'Teddy Hernandez'; vocals, keys)
Benjamin Law (as 'Dougy Lawstein'; upright bass, vibes)
Peter Carter (as 'Carter'; drums)
Michael Sullivan (as 'Sullo'; guitars; backing vocals)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs and singles[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "TE Archive - Heartbreak Club - Newly Formed Club To Debut On The Hill". 15min.org. 23 March 2006. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Feeney, Katherine (24 October 2008). "Breaking hearts and moulds". Brisbane Times. brisbanetimes.com.au. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "EdRose.com". EdRose.com. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Manly, Our (October 2008). "Heartbreak Club Release & Tour". Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Funding for bands to tour regional Australia - media release 6 May 2009". Environment.gov.au. 6 May 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "playlists: short.fast.loud on triple j". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "r a g e | playlist - Friday, 13 November 2009". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  8. ^ December 2010 issue
  9. ^ "CD Reviews". December 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  10. ^ 14 December 2010 issue
  11. ^ "Artist Roster - Heartbreak Club". Centrifuge Music Publishing. 1 January 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Winners-ISC". ISC. 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2011.