Dubrovniks announce one-off Oz show
The Dubrovniks are playing a one-off Perth show before embarking on another European tour.
The band reformed for Australian and European shows this time last year and is off overseas again.Their only local appearance will be Thursday June 2 at the Rosemount Hotel, supported by The Volcanics. Tickets are on sale now from http://www.rosemounthotel.com.au/
The Dubrovniks are Boris Sujdovic, James Baker, Peter Simpson, Chris Flynn and Glenn Armstrong. They formed in Sydney in 1986. Featuring members of The Scientists, Hoodoo Gurus and Beasts of Bourbon, they were regarded as a sort of inner city “supergroup” with three lead singers and a local legend on drums.
Their first single “Fireball of Love” went straight to number one in the Australian independent charts and their first album “Dubrovnik Blues” (1989) was nominated for an ARIA award. The eclectic mix of songs and styles gained them fans across Australia and Europe.
Their second album “Audio Sonic Love Affair” (1990) saw them embrace a heavier sound and The Dubrovniks toured Europe for the first time to widespread acclaim. The single “She Got No Love” broke into the Australian mainstream top 40 and they toured constantly both in Australia and overseas prior to the release of their third album “Chrome” (1992). “Down To The Sea” from this album featured in “The Green Iguana” — cited as one of the five greatest surfing films ever made.
In 1994 they recorded “Medicine Wheel”, which many hailed as a return to the more lo-fi approach of their first album. The band members drifted to different cities and while they never officially broke up, they ceased to operate as a band.