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Shutterspeed was an independent rock band from Australia, led by frontman Andrew Petersen, which has released two albums and several singles and EPs. The band enjoyed some radio airplay, especially the 'Good Little Monkey' single, but it was their live performances which established their reputation. Shutterspeed shows were passionate, energetic and unpredictable, with the band creating exciting soul-infused rock; they often played long sets, throwing impromptu snippets of cover versions into their own songs. The classic lineup, circa the 'Custom Made Hit Parade' album, toured New Zealand in late 2003. By mid-2004 the band had split, with guitarist Anthony Dettori and keyboardist Morgan Wilson forming The Newtown Jets and bass guitarist Dan Alder joining Shifter. Petersen, with drummer Scott Lapthorne and new bass player Matt Kafoa, continued as a three-piece Shutterspeed, recording the 'Turn to Black' EP. Petersen and Kafoa relocated to the UK in mid-2005, playing as My Scarlet Darling with drummer Darren Lee and, following Kafoa's departure, bassist Wayne Myers. In late 2006 Andrew Petersen returned to Australia and in 2009 released a solo album "The Universe And Its Sense Of Humour".



  • Hill Street Views (September 2001, Anvil Records)
  • Custom Made Hit Parade (June 2003, Anvil Records)

EPs and singles[edit]

  • Up Go The Shutters - Atmosphere In Here (March 1999)
  • Well Ain't That Something A Good Thing's Comin' (November 1999, Laughing Outlaw Records)
  • Fourteen Flights Up (September 2000)
  • Good Little Monkey (July 2001, Anvil Records)
  • So Far So Good (For Nothing) (March 2002, Anvil Records)
  • Come Out Swingin' (December 2002, Anvil Records)
  • Under Control (April 2003, Anvil Records)
  • Feed The Fire (2003, Anvil Records)
  • Turn To Black (2004, Anvil Records)

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