CANCELLED - Screamfeeder 30th Anniversary
CANCELLED - Screamfeeder 30th Anniversary
Sounds As Ever, Raida Artists, Alien Lane Management

CANCELLED - Screamfeeder 30th Anniversary

Crown & Anchor Hotel (Adelaide, SA)
Friday, 24 September 2021 7:00 pm
6 days away
18 Plus
Australian Artists
Music
Rock
Alternative

Tickets{{ total | currency}}

Please select a ticket
{{ showMustPurchaseAdditionalTicketsAlertMessage }}
Your cart has expired
Access / promo code provided is invalid
General Admission EARLY SESSION
$25
Tickets no longer available as this event has been cancelled
$25
Not available
General Admission LATE SESSION
$25
Tickets no longer available as this event has been cancelled
$25
Not available
{{ modalTitle }}

{{ modalMessage }}

CANCELLED - Screamfeeder 30th Anniversary at Crown & Anchor Hotel (Adelaide, SA) on Friday, 24 September 2021
30 years ago in the middle of 1991 we were ready to break up the
band.
As ‘The Madmen’ we’d been sending out crappy demos – and delivering them in person – to record labels
up and down the country for 18 months, to generally poor response. To get a great recording, and get it to
the right ears, from so far away (Queensland) all just seemed too hard. We knew no-one, and literally
nothing about how these things worked.

Then someone gave us a hot tip about a studio out in the Badlands.. Inala – where you could get a great

sound for the right price. (Thanks Mick!) We gave it a go and recorded 4 new songs, and began cassette-
dubbing and posting one more time.

Then at home in Heussler Tce in Paddington one night we got a call from Survival Records in Sydney.
They’d been passed our demo by the guys at Waterfront, and they liked it. I (Tim) was on the phone,
covering the mouthpiece to relay what I was hearing to Tony (Blades, drummer) and our girlfriends, all of
us wide eyed and not actually believing what we were hearing. They offered us a (very conservative)
$1500 publishing advance, and an album release both in Australia and Europe. We were ecstatic.
“But we think you should get a new band name”.

Tony, Kellie and I scoured everywhere we could for new band names, with multiple brainstorming sessions,
and a visit to the old state library to explore obscure dictionaries and reference books. It was all fruitless,
and eventually we descended on “Screamfeeder” in the spirit of the one-word band name trend of the time.
In October 1991 we re-christened ourselves officially with a typed press release, faxed to Time Off and
BUMS Magazine, and some fluoro stickers we placed over existing bios and on venue toilet walls “The
Madmen are now SCREAMFEEDER”. Within a few months we’d played with Evan Dando and Fugazi,
done a bunch of local shows including the Nirvana “after party” at Funkyard, and recommenced recording
our debut album Flour.

Everything happened quickly; we didn’t have time to look forward or back, focusing only on the fast-moving
present. The 90s were a blur of constant activity, the noughties were a weird and windy decade, the teens
a celebration of what we still had, realising it had become our lives.
Who could have guessed we’d be doing it 30 years later? Who could have predicted that all the ups and
the many downs, the good and bad decisions, the friendships, fights and failures, everything would bring
us to here. Happy 30th, us!

To celebrate we’re rehearsing new songs for our 8th album – to be recorded in April. We’re making a photo
book, and reissuing some classic old t shirts. We’re halfway through filming a documentary and we’ve got
festival dates booked – as well as our own tour *fingers crossed. It’s going to be a big year, get on the bus.