The New Christs

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Led, as always, by former Radio Birdman frontman Rob Younger - the one constant through the group’s 30-year history, which has seen members of Hoodoo Gurus, Beasts of Bourbon, The Saints, Celibate Rifles, Lime Spiders and countless others pass through the ranks - the New Christs band sound as vital as ever on their latest LP 'Gloria'. While Birdman powered along on the furious riffage of Deniz Tek, there’s a swagger, an almost menacing groove to The New Christs. The Posse is an instant classic, while album closer Bonsoir à Vous is one of the most anthemic cuts of power-pop you’re likely to come across this side of the millennium.

The New Christs were originally formed by Radio Birdman and New Race vocalist Rob Younger after he was offered the support spot on Iggy Pop's Australian tour of 1984. The other members had played in groups such as Celibate Rifles, Lime Spiders and Hoodoo Gurus. The tour proved a success and the band stayed together, recording the two singles Like A Curse and Born Out Of Time for Sydney independent label Citadel Records. These releases gained universal acclaim for their tough and uncompromising nature. With the prospect of an album deal and European tour, the other members instead chose to return to their former interests. Younger was left to pursue a career producing some of the finest upcoming Australian alternative bands. In 1986 Barracudas bass player Jim Dickson returned to Australia from the UK and together with Younger started a new line-up. Featured were Charlie Owen, a gifted but as yet unknown guitarist and drummer Louis Burdett who soon left to be replaced by Nick Fisher who had played with Ed Kuepper and Wet Taxis. This line-up released a series of hard hitting singles Black Hole, Headin' South, Another Sin and the EP Dropping Like Flies. These tracks were compiled under the title Divine Rites, whose European release allowed the group to tour there for the first time. With the release of their 1989 debut album Distemper, through Citadel offshoot Blue Mosque, the band received glowing reviews and were at last played on national Australian radio. Healthy sales resulted. Better still a swelling demand in Europe saw the album released in all EC territories. Three years later Younger and Christian Houllemare, bass player of Happy Hate Me Nots, formed a nucleus of what was to evolve into the band, whom with Citadel, released the EP Pedestal and mini-album Woe Betide. These titles found their way into the US via small Canadian label Lance Rock. Interest was high enough to see a further release there with the compilation Born Out Of Time that featured a selection of tracks spanning the band's previous 10 years. The band released the album 'Lower Yourself', another collection of songs including gems such as 'Jenny' and 'We have Landed'. The New Christs knuckled down and recorded the last studio album ‘We Got This’ in 2001. Tracks such as 'Spit it Out', 'On Top of Me' and 'Groovy Times' are considered by many as some of the best songs released in the bands history and the album received great reviews around the world. Rob continued to produce records for bands from Australia and Europe for the next few years and then in 2006.... With drummer Stu Wilson, long time friend and former New Christ Jim Dickson on bass, Dave Kettley on guitar and Brent Williams taking on keys and guitar duties, Rob was once again leading the band into a new era. They played songs spanning the band's career and have returned to Europe to play to adoring fans across Spain, France, Germany and Belgium, Italy and Scandinavia numerous times since 2006. The band have blasted their way through sets in front of thousands at premier European rock festivals such as Primavera Sound and Azkena Rock Festival and shared bills with Alice Cooper, The Black Crowes, Motorhead, The Zombies, The Soundtrack of Our Lives and The Flaming Lips to name only a few. Some sporadic activity has seen The New Christs tour the east coast of Australia last year in support of their latest LP titled ‘Gloria’. The album has received strong reviews worldwide and the band continues to gain fans as they play many new songs from this album as well as classics from past releases.

The New Christs are proud to return to Lismore to play The Lismore Bowling Club  on March 17

The New Christs - Live
The New Christs