Artist info


Pop, Rock

band members

Hayley-Jane Ayres: strings, backing vocals, electric keys, synth, piano Luke Dux: guitars, fuzz + noise, backing vocals, synth, snare Peter Forgus: drums, percussion, backing vocals Brad Forest: bass, backing vocals Jozef Grech: guitars, synths, piano, guitar synth, backing vocals, sax, percussion Timothy Nelson: vocals, piano, electric keys, rhodes, synths, guitars, beatbox



Following the release of Timothy Nelson & The Infidels’ long awaited second album Terror Terror, Hide It Hide It, latest single All The People finds the Perth six-piece getting their kicks at the center of the dance floor.

After previous single Calling Out You earned the band their most extensive radio airplay yet Australia wide, the band launched the new album at packed house at The Rosemount Hotel in Perth, tickets having sold out well before doors had even opened. Performing the entire album live and leaving behind the folk-laden tunes of their earlier years, it was clear that Nelson & The Infidels are an entirely new unit altogether in many respects.

“Dark-edged r’n’b, 2-Tone and Stax-referencing grooves all get a look-in, Nelson’s heart-on-sleeve sincerity and yearning drawing the whole thing together. The thing about pop music is that, to make great pop music, you can’t just read the rulebook; you have to tear some bits apart and rearrange them. As Terror Terror, Hide It Hide It proves, the results can be sublime.” –

All The People, which originated as co-write between Nelson and longtime friend and collaborator, Dale Shearsmith, has been a long time in the making; “Dale and I were in the studio and he was playing me all these old instrumental tracks he’d written,” says Nelson, “He played me this one and said “this is kind of a reggae tune”, but when I heard it, straight away it made think of the Happy Mondays and all those sort of bands. I wrote some words and recorded a vocal at home a few days later and for a few years there we had this demo kicking around but no idea what to do with it.”

With the added touch of the Infidels’ instrumentation, and producer Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe) at the helm of the sessions, the band were able to put the icing on the cake in finally bringing the song to life, combining an early 90s Manchester rave influence with a hint The Clash for good measure. Nelson waxes lyrical over a four-to-the-floor beat, in a tale of youthful abandon depicting a chemical fuelled downward spiral over the course of a night we’d all surely regret in the morning, but wish we were there regardless.


Reviewed by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

11 Apr 2013

Triple J

This song is pretty wonderfully bombastic. Bee Gee's high harmonies, catchy as pop hooks and just a whole bunch of fun. I subscribe.

This song is pretty wonderfully bombastic. Bee Gee's high harmonies, catchy as pop hooks and just a whole bunch of fun. I subscribe.