The Devastations

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The Devastations
Devastations at The Water Rats, Kings Cross, London, UK. September, 2007.
Background information
Origin Melbourne, Australia
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2002–present
Labels Beggars Banquet
Associated acts Luxedo
Website Official website
Members Conrad Standish
Tom Carlyon
Hugo Cran

Devastations are an indie rock band from Melbourne, Australia. The band was founded in 2002 by the three friends Tom Carlyon, Hugo Cran and Conrad Standish after the end of their former band Luxedo.[1]

The band was signed to Beggars Banquet Records, has released three albums and has toured extensively in Europe, where two of the band members live.[2] Their debut album was named by Rolling Stone Germany as the best debut of 2004.[3]

The band was nominated for an Australian Music Prize for Coal in 2005 [4] and again in 2007 for Yes, U. The album, Yes, U, was also nominated for an Age Newspaper EG Award for Best Album of 2007.[2]

Confirmed to be making an appearance on the upcoming tribute to The Cure on Manimal Vinyl in the Fall 2008. In 2009, the Devastations contributed to the AIDS benefit album Dark Was the Night produced by the Red Hot Organization.


  • Tom Carlyon: guitar, piano
  • Hugo Cran: drums
  • Conrad Standish: vocals, bass



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