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  • the crisps ep cvrThe Crisps – The Crisps (Vi-Nil Records)

    Pure garage pop goodness and it’s only two decades late. Chances are you’ve never heard of them.

    As mentioned elsewhere, The Crisps were a Sydney assemblage of great potential back in the 1990s. The reasons they went nowhere are lost in the mists of time – probably hidden under a floorboard of the abandoned Hopetoun Hotel.

    A vehicle for the songs of drummer-vocalist Stuart Wilson (New Christs, Lime Spiders and dozens of others), the band included members of would-be international stars Doomfoxx, road veterans The Johnnys and underrated northern beaches cowboys Orange County.

    They recorded these six songs to help rustle up gigs. Ex-music reviewer-turned-bar operator  Mark Fraserheard them while reviving his Vi Nil Records label, loved ‘em and offered to press them up. And the rest is history.    

  • the crisps ep lgeStalwarts of the Sydney underground scene of the 1990s, The Crisps have reunited for a brief tour and the release of their self-titled EP.

    The Crisps were regarded as something of a supergroup back in the day. Comprising Stu Wilson (New Christs), Graham “Hoody” Hood (The Johnnys), Dave Thomas (Doomfoxx) and Chris Nacard (Orange County), they punched out a memorable and melodic brand of garage rock. That’s reflected on the six-track EP they have released through Vi-Nil Records,available on pink vinyl only here.

    The Crisps
    Reformation and EP Launches
    5 – Newcastle, Hamilton Station Hotel
    + Drugs in Sport + Shacked
    7 – Sydney, Marrickville Bowlo
    + Pocket Watch + The Hot Ness
    8 – Newcastle, Hiss & Crackle Wallsend (instore)
           Woy Woy, Link n Pin + Meth Haul
    9 – Sydney, Manly Boatshed
    + Sonic Garage + 4 Barrel Hemi
    13 – Canberra, Smiths Alternative
    + Pilots of Baalbek + Undermines
    14 – Bendigo
    15 – Workman’s Club, Brunswick (arvo)
             Melbourne, The Tote (upstairs) +  The Dallas Terrors + Three Broads and a Gun
    21 - Enmore, NSW, Route 66 (in-store)
    22- MoshPit, St Peters, NSW (3-6pm) + The Jean Wilders + The Jane Does

  • hoody 2021One of these people is Greg Chappell.  


    1. Pubs re-opening.

    2. White Knuckle Fever at The Link and Pin, Woy Woy, NSW,

    3. Hard-Ons at The Link and Pin.