Springsteen, radiohead, Paul kelly
Michael Wagner - lead vocals, guitar, keys; Keith Smith - bass, guitar, keys, vocals; Peter Asprey - drums, vocals; many guests
Nick Cave, Elvis Costello, Springsteen
Unearthed artists we like
The Grownups hit the Australian independent charts in the late 80s and early 90s with two singles (Into The Beyond and Snakebite) and a 4-track EP - but parted company before recording a full album. They've now reformed to complete that piece of unfinished business. Their debut album, The Light-Filled Corner, features 20-year-old songs (re-imagined) banged right up against brand new songs. It's an eclectic mix of alternative pop rock. As an interesting footnote - The Grownups' lead singer, Michael Wagner, is the dad of Wil Wagner, lead singer with The Smith Street Band. So, father and son have released debut albums almost simultaneously.