|Origin||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Years active||1994 - Present;|
|Labels||Shock Records , Australia
Tee Pee Records , United States
The Anyones began in 1995 when brothers Stephen and Malcolm Pinkerton joined with high school friend Nick Murphy and started writing and rehearsing in Melbourne using the name "They Live" The band sought to utilize Mal's ability on the cello and recorded their first EP "Dont" in 1996 accentuating a guitar/cello blend. Mal had recorded cello parts for seminal Melbourne band The Underground Lovers which happened to include Nick Murphy's cousin Phillipa Nihill. Since Mal played both Cello and guitar, the band recruited Adrian Gardner in 1996 from the band Mineral to help with guitar when Mal played Cello. The band would eventually eliminate the cello from live performance and concentrate on a 2 to 3 guitar sound. In 1999 The Anyones would recruit Rohan Brooks from the same band to fulfill drum duties while Stephen Pinkerton transitioned from drums/vocal to a lead vocal role.
In 1996 Mal Pinkerton joined with Things of Stone and Wood as a guitarist/cellist and began an Australia wide tour. The Anyones secured a support slot, and foreshadowed a long run of stints as "opening act". Between 1997 and 1999 The Anyones recorded and released 3 EP/Singles, "The Fraidies", "Keep Walkin" and "Are you Ready?". The song "Are you Ready?" featured guitar work by Midnight Oil guitarist Martin Rotsey.
In the winter of 1999 The Anyones entered the ''HotHouse" studio of former Kids in the Kitchen bassist Craig Harnath, to record their first album Lonerider. After initial recording sessions they hired Greg Wales to re-record and mix the main singles, Orange Bubblegum, Seeds and Trigger. The band released the album independently in 2000 and toured it to Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. The album would be nominated that year for an ARIA award for "Best Rock Album".
In 2002, the band hired Paul McKercher to mix a self-titled album The Anyones. The album was released in 2003 and was promoted with an Australian tour with 78 Saab. In 2004 fellow Melbourne band Jet asked The Anyones to support them on their first headline tour of the United States, and the band secured a North American distribution deal with TeePee Records. Unfortunately for the band, they were threatened legally by Los Angeles band Anyone over copyrights to the name. The Anyones relented and were known to U.S. audiences as The Everyones.
- The Fraides
- Keep Walkin
- Are you Ready?
- Lonerider - 2000
- The Anyones - 2003
- Homebake 4'
- Rock Against Howard
- Clash of the classics The Age. 15 August 2003
- Aussie groups to waltz into Newport The Lantern (Ohio State) 7/6/04
- The Anyones US Tour Inpress Magazine
- The Anyones ABC 5 May 2004
- An Interview with the Anyones Oz Music project 2002
- The Anyones dBMagazine 3–9 March 2004
- Anyone for a Headline Gig? TE 27 August 2003
- Band profile at Australian Music Online
- Nick Murphy & Shylo Website
- Rohan Brooks and Rudely Interrupted Website
- Interview with Nick Murphy
- Live Review
- Images from the Vines first Australian tour