Mach Pelican

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Mach Pelican
Origin Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Genres Punk rock
Years active 1996–2007; 2009; 2011
Labels Shock Records
Stomp Entertainment
Bop Records
Website Official website
Members K-Rock
Atsu Longrun

Mach Pelican were a punk rock band formed in Perth, Australia in 1996. In 1998, they relocated to Melbourne, Australia. They announced their farewell tour in July 2007, and played their final show in Tokyo, Japan on 17 September 2007.


The band was formed by three Japanese students who were studying English in Perth in 1996.[1] After touring extensively, Mach Pelican moved to Melbourne in 1998.

In eleven years, Mach Pelican played 800 shows, touring with bands such as The Buzzcocks, Radio Birdman, Rancid, The Hard Ons, Butthole Surfers, Guitar Wolf, Supersnazz, The Donnas, You Am I, The Spazzys and The Porkers.[1][2]

2006 was a significant year for the three musicians with their 10-year anniversary, release of their third studio album Radio Action on newly formed label Bop Records, touring Japan, as well as their frequent coast-to-coast shows across Australia.

Mach Pelican opened the 2006 Falls Festival in Lorne to a crowd of over 15,000 attendees. The band also played at half time in the 2007 Community Cup in St Kilda to a crowd of over 20,000 spectators.

The band's split in 2007 was a result of personal differences and immigration problems.[2][3]

On 17 May 2009 they re-formed for a one-off performance at the Tote Hotel as a support for The Gimmes.[4]

On 10 April 2011 the band reformed and played at a benefit concert for victims of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami at the Esplanade Hotel in St Kilda.[5][6]

Band lineup[edit]


Mach Pelican's music has been played on:



  • Radio Action - Bop Records (2 October 2006)
  • Pulsate to the Back Beat - (October 2002)
  • Mach Pelican - Shagpile/Shock Records (6 August 1999)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • "She's A Mod" Bop Records (February 2007)
  • "Radio" (April 2006)
  • "Airport" (August 2001)
  • "Dance in Chicago"/"Gigantor" (May 1999)
  • "Born to Delivery" (September 1999)
  • "Blue Sky" (May 1998)
  • Kim Salmon Sessions Corduroy Records (2000)

Split EPs[edit]

List of cover versions[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Mach Pelican". Australia Music Online. Archived from the original on 3 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ "Mach Pelican - final shows ever!". 17 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  4. ^ Pechar, Rob (18 May 2009). "Mach Pelican + The Gimmes - The Tote". AU Review. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Earthquake Fundraisers: Mach Pelican, Rose Quartz". Mess+Noise. 4 April 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Punk band Mach Pelican's back for Japan gig". Herald Sun. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Batfoot! dot com. June 15, 2016. 

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