Artist info


Rock, Indie

Sounds like

Minor Elite

band members

Matt Vanderveen -vox+guitar, Wade Clayton -vox+guitar, Jamie Bingham -vox+bass, Charlie Whaite -drums


led zeppelin, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains


Minor Elite is impossible to pigeon hole into one genre – With raw, powerful lyrics backed by weaving guitars,and a precise rythmn, the four band members create dynamic music that takes you on a memorable journey, either in their live performances or when listening to their tunes. Minor Elite deliver a tight set of diverse originals. Echoes of Seattle’s ’90s scene have been given a seamless contemporary kick. The band believes that their music is, and always should be, about the song. In 2010 Minor Elite’s Wind of Your Lips made it to number one nationally overall on Triple J’s Unearthed charts. Tomatrax, online music magazine and major Unearthed reviewer, listed Minor Elite at #4 on their playlist of top 45 songs of best new Australian artists for 2010, #14 on their Top 100 songs of 2010, and #4 in the Top 10 Albums of 2010. The band’s debut self-titled 12 track album was released in August 2010 and is available at gigs and from All their recorded songs are also available digitally via iTunes, ReverbNation, Amazon Music and many other online outlets. September 2012 will see the release of some singles off their upcoming release. The band loves playing live and has performed with many talented originals bands, including British India, Words Versing Verses, Epidemic...Over, and Greenthief, amongst many others Website:


Reviewed by Tomatrax Tomatrax

25 Nov 2012

Super Reviewer

A chilled out gr...

A chilled out grungy rock tune. There is a great hazy atmosphere that rolls by with some cool spacey guitars coming in in add some extra life. Yet another cool track (4.5 stars)!

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01 Jun 2011


I love this song...

I love this song.......strong, solid grunty vocals that stay well toned throughout the song....Great rock beats from a great rock band... This song needs to be played on radio more..

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03 Jan 2011


this truly is a ...

this truly is a great great rock song made to last the ages, how creative!!!! 5 out of 5

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