Timothy Nelson - Vocals, Guitar, Piano Luke Dux - Guitar Peter Forgus - Drums Brad Forest - Bass, Backing Vocals Hayley-Jane Ayres - Violin, Viola, Keys, Backing Vocals Jozef Grech - Guitar, Keys, Backing Vocals
Timothy Nelson & The Infidels have long been considered Perth’s ‘folk & roll’ darlings, but in 2014 the band is hoping to solidify themselves as an entirely new beast altogether.
Formed in 2007, the band spent their formative years kicking around Perth, developing a local following helped by support slots for acts such as Birds Of Tokyo, Hoodoo Gurus, Eskimo Joe, Katie Noonan, Lior, The Audreys, & Clare Bowditch, with Nelson’s Dylan-meets-Beatles songwriting style earning them WAM Song Of The Year awards for both ‘Overcast Day’ (2007 – ‘Upper Secondary’ category) and ‘Sleeping Alone’ (2009 – ‘Country’).
In June 2011, they released their widely anticipated debut album ‘I Know This Now’ nationally through Green/MGM. It’s singles ‘Nothing’s In Tune’ and ‘You Don’t Know What You’re Waiting For’ received airplay on over 80 radio stations Australia wide, including Triple J, with street press and online music blogs across the country and in the U.S. singing the album’s praises. Both of the aforementioned award winning songs appear on the album, as well as ‘Speak The Truth In Love’ which in October 2011, took out two WAM Song Of The Year Awards (Grand Prize and in the ‘Love’ category). Nelson took out 1st place in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category in Unsigned Only (US) for ‘Let Her Go’ and was also presented with an Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting Award for placing in the Top 5 of the Pop category in The Great American Song Contest (the only non-American winner in the category).
After taking the album on the road nationally in 2012, the band teamed up with producer Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe) to begin work on their second album. With the band’s sound evolving beyond their ‘folk & roll’ reputation and moving into a more pop direction, pre-production for the album spanned over the course of a year in between tours. Entering The Wastelands studio with Quartermain in early 2013, the first song to emerge was the 70’s disco-inspired ‘Mary Lou’. The song very quickly became the band’s most popular song to date, receiving significant airplay on Triple J, commercial and community radio Australia wide as well becoming a staple of the band’s live shows. Despite the band’s new foray into a more ‘pop’ sound, they still managed to be awarded ‘Best Folk Act’ at the 2013 WAMi Awards. Following this up with another single, the rock anthem-like live favorite ‘Born In The 90s,’ and further touring across Australia, the band launched a successful crowd funding campaign through Pozible.com to help with the costs of completing their second album. Raising $10,000 in just 60 days from their loyal fan base they went back into the studio in January 2014 to finish the album. An Australian release is planned for August this year.
13 Aug 2013
Get the feeling ...
Get the feeling you're going to get a lot of 20 year olds shouting that chorus back at you in pubs all around the country. Great hook.