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Central Agricultural, WA
Ben Congdon - guitar, vocals Jack Hayes - bass, vocals Kurt Glass - drums
Frenzal Rhomb, A Day Remember, Shihad
34a9er, the name, was created at Wesley College circa 2007 where a young guitarist by the name of Ben Congdon wrote '34a9er' on a page full of random pictures and words with the help of Ben Siviour in a boring maths class one gloomy early June morning. The name stuck like shit on a pan and when Congdon and a couple of boarding school mates decided to have a jam session in the doldrums of the now demolished Wesley College music center jam room, it became the name for what is now a fully fledged mediocre rock band.
The jam sessions that followed in that year (2007) with drummer Kurt Glass and another guitarist Jordan Hill where of hack quality as the guitarists flaunted there pindick 10 watt amps over the rampaging drumming of Glass. What was missing was a bassist with skill and control. Enter young bass hopeful Jack Hayes who joined the band one night for a session but was swiftly dismissed. As school finished that year the band went on indefinite hiatus.
The years that followed resulted in very little action for 3fa and a lot of bullshit and speculation. This changed in early 2011 when Hayes decided he would commit to buying a bass guitar and amp (full of piss) but Congdon had his doubts. The pair proceeded to walk to Como from Northbridge in what became a defining moment for the band. During that drunken traffic weaving walk Hayes and Congdon mapped out the future for the band and it was the spark that was needed to light the 34a9er fire which currently still burns with fuel from the haters in the form of Hatorade.
Hayes, the then greatest bass player to not have ever owned a bass, bought his first bass guitar and amp combo with extreme enthusiasm and proceeded to learn the art of bass slapping. The guitar (a Yamaha) and the bass amp (a Belcat) became the foundations for the creation of the rolling bass riffs found in the bands first release; the concept album Rosie's Diner (released in November 2011). Congdon, a hack amateur music producer, produced the EP which was 8 months in the making and included hit songs such as Pendulum, Dick Whiskey and Herbal Remedy which were drunkenly forced down several mates throats. The pair went on to sign 20 copies of the CD and plant them in mates cars as they would not openly take them.
The months that followed included several reunion jam sessions with drummer Glass after the Hayes and Congdon bought a drum kit from Thomas Belcat. Unfortunately this drumkit could not survive the rigours of abuse from the members of recording/jam house Westminster. This came in the form of a rocket from Congdon and main instigator Ben Siviour who did it mostly and the drumkit was decimated to rubble. Shit happens we move on. And move on they did.
After spending the summer months writing new material, Hayes and Congdon proceeded to develop the follow-up to Rosies Diner EP: Hymns for the Haters EP. This EP is scheduled for release in early July and will represent the bands true meaning and thought process.
We hope you like it you bunch of c****
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Killer number. You guys were robbed of top spot for sure. Would be a great last song at the pub! Chuck up some more from Hymns for the Haters
Really good, is there anywhere I can get MORE!?!!???
Lyrics are killer, gets you fired up something horrible
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