Repeat Offender


photo by Michael Curtis

Repeat Offender – ‘Amphetamine’ (mp3)

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Anytime a band manages to notch up 190,000 profile views on MySpace with fairly limited radio play, it’s time to sit up and take notice.

Straight off the bat, there’s a lot of people who are going to loathe Repeat Offender: they’re a bastard mixture of rock, pop, punk and alternative sounds. But even if it’s not your thing, you have to admit that these guys are very good at what they do. They’ve got an extremely polished sound, which you may want to put down to studio trickery, but trust me these kids can pull it off live as well.

They’ve done some big gigs, most namely The Butterfly Effect and The Veronicas (weird mix I know, but one of the Repeat Offender dudes is shagging one of the Origliasso twins). The last thing they recorded was their EP To A Modern Love… and now that they’ve shed some weight off the lineup (they were once a five-piece, now they’re a four-piece), we should expect their debut album very, very soon.

They’re playing a bunch of gigs in their home state of Queensland soon, and some shows in Sydney as well, so if you dig ‘Amphetamine’, go and support them.


3 Responses

  1. tootherpick

    July 24, 2007 5:24 pm

    Speaking of the man in question, he has his own music MySpace you might be interested in checking out. If you like the sounds of Repeat Offender and Nina may, look for a double gig because chances are, he’ll play one of his songs too.

    And if you like the polished sound of their tracks, these are the men responsible:

    Alex Markwell
    Anthony Mathews
    Stuart Niven

    Each can be contacted through MySpace. The URLs are just their names. 😀

  2. Annaaaaa

    May 14, 2008 10:46 am

    I disagree about people loathing them. So far, most everyone I’ve show them to has liked them. Even if they’re more into listening to the popular, mainstream-y crap music, they at least say they they’re not bad and like you said, good at what they do.

    Personally, I think they rock. 🙂



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