The Nation Blue

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The Nation Blue
Origin Tasmania, Australia
Associated acts High Tension, Blacklevel Embassy, Harmony

The Nation Blue is a rock band formed in Tasmania[1] and based in Melbourne, Victoria, noted for their intense live performances and bleak subject matter.[2] They have toured nationally in Australia and internationally in Brazil, America and Japan[3][4][5][6] and have supported Helmet and Foo Fighters.[7] In the third song of their first set in support of the Foo Fighters, bass player, Matt Weston, dislocated his knee, but saw out the remainder of the set while lying painfully on the stage floor.[8]

At the fourth annual AIR Awards held on 22 November 2009 The Nation Blue won the 'Best Independent Hard Rock/Punk Album' award for Rising Waters.[9][10]

Members[edit]

  • Tom Lyngcoln - vocals, guitar
  • Matt Weston - bass
  • Dan McKay - drums

Discography[edit]

  • Descend ep (2000) - Fear of Children[11]
  • A Blueprint For Modern Noise (2001) - Trial and Error[12]
  • Damnation (2004) - Casadeldisco Records[13]
  • Protest Songs (2007) - Casadeldisco Records[14][15]
  • Rising Waters (2009) - Casadeldisco / Shock[16][17]
  • Black (2016) - Poison City Records
  • Blue (2016) - Poison City Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beat Magazine Protest Songs review
  2. ^ Cultural Dissent, Green Left Weekly issue #702 14 March 2007. The Nation Blue: Soundtrack for a poignant riot
  3. ^ FasterLouder Welcome Home The National Blue
  4. ^ Kill Your Stereo The Nation Blue return (Official Press Release)
  5. ^ O Povo Online Festival de portas abertas
  6. ^ Diario do Nordeste Evento reúne bandas hardcore na Zona Norte
  7. ^ FasterLouder Protest Songs for the masses
  8. ^ [1] Matt Weston Youtube Channel
  9. ^ "2009 Air Awards". AIR. November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  10. ^ Cashmere, Paul (24 November 2009). "The Drones Take Home The Major Air Award". Undercover.com.au. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  11. ^ Music Australia Descend
  12. ^ Music Australia A Blueprint For Modern Noise
  13. ^ Music Australia Damnation
  14. ^ Mess+Noise Protest Songs review
  15. ^ Citysearch Sydney The Nation Blue: Protest Songs editorial review
  16. ^ Rolling Stone 4/5 stars September 2009
  17. ^ Blunt Magazine 9/10 stars Issue 83, p.66

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