Friday, December 11, 2009

Eucalypt was a band from Sydney and Newcastle, New South Wales, often compared to European bands such as La Quiete and Raein. Formed in 2006, the band has released a 3” Demo CD (November 2006), a split with Melbourne’s Needletail (February 2007), and a split with Brisbane’s Sophora (June 2007). A vinyl release containing the songs from the Needletail split, along with others from the same recording session, is currently in the works, as well as a split with Majorca. The band’s guitarists take the unusual step (as far as bands go) of playing entirely without distortion, despite a number of fast-paced sections and the aggressive drumming that punctuates most of their songs. Eucalypt features ex-members of Bene Gesserit and the john wayne gacy trust fund.