Palladium (Australian band)

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This article is about the Australian indie rock band. For the English pop rock band, see Palladium (band).
Palladium
Origin Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Genres Indie rock
Years active 1997–2003
Labels Warner Music Australasia
Website Website
Past members Chris Chalk
Andrew Morris
Justin Sykes
Brant Ward

Palladium was an Australian band from Brisbane[1] that was active from 1997 to 2003. The band consisted of members Chris Chalk (drums), Andrew Morris (guitar and vocals), Justin Sykes (bass) and Brant Ward (guitar and vocals).[2]

Palladium released their bebut EP, Hoarsey, in 2001.[3] Their debut album, the obscurely named Sister Flute and the Sunday Best, was released later in the year.[2] They released another EP, Everybody Loves New Fashion, in early 2003[4] and the title track reached No. 92 on the ARIA Top 100 Singles chart.[5]

The band received significant national ariplay on Triple J with songs such as "Hoarsey" and "Good Girls".[2][6]

They played their last show in October 2003 after Ward had decided to part ways. Morris, Sykes and Chalk were already working together on a new project.[7] The band were recording a new album at the time.[8] In 2009 the material that the band was working on at the time of their break-up had remained unreleased.[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums/EPs[edit]

Date of Release Title Label Catalog Number
Albums
September 2001 Sister Flute and the Sunday Best Warner Music Australasia[10][11] B00005Q42G
EPs
January 2001 Hoarsey Warner Music Australasia[12]
January 2003 Everybody Loves New Fashion[13] Warner Music Australasia[14]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2001 "Good Girl" Sister Flute and the Sunday Best
2001 "A Little Crazy" Sister Flute and the Sunday Best
2002 "I'll Be Gone" Dirty Deeds (Soundtrack)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mengel, Noel (6 April 2001), "Horses for courses", Courier-Mail 
  2. ^ a b c Spann, Craig (14 September 2001), "Method in the madness.", Courier-Mail 
  3. ^ Gordes, Ben (27 April 2001), "Brisbane unleashes rock's next big thing.", Townsville Bulletin 
  4. ^ Spann, Craig (24 January 2003), "Back in fashion", Courier-Mail 
  5. ^ The ARIA Report! Issue 681
  6. ^ "Palladium to release debut album.", South West News, 5 September 2001 
  7. ^ Mengel, Noel (16 October 2003), "FORGET Australian Idol. We know we have.", Courier-Mail 
  8. ^ Dullroy, Joel (13 February 2004), "O solo mio for former Palladium man", Courier-Mail 
  9. ^ "Palladium: biography". brispop.com - Brisbane's Original Music Directory. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  10. ^ "Sister Flute and the Sunday Best". brispop.com - Brisbane's Original Music Directory. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  11. ^ "CD reviews", Sunday Telegraph, 22 April 2001 
  12. ^ "Hoarsey". brispop.com - Brisbane's Original Music Directory. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  13. ^ Oliver, Lee. "PALLADIUM - Everbody Loves New Fashion review". redbackrock.com. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  14. ^ "Everybody Loves New Fashion". brispop.com - Brisbane's Original Music Directory. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 

External links[edit]

  • "Palladium". brispop.com. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  • "Palladium". musicaustralia.org. 2003-02-21. Retrieved 2009-03-10.