Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Herman's Hermits, The Hollies, the Hives


band members

Si - Bass/vox. Jeremy - Vox/Tambourine. Shane - Guitar/vox. Fletch - Guitar/vox. James - Drums/vox. Josh - Guitar/vox. Julien - Guitar/Vox. Rohan - Guitar/Vox. Daniel - Guitar/Vox. Lauren - Keys/Vox. Jesse - Drums/Vox. Corey - Guitar/Vox.


Influences

The Monkees, The Kinks, the Hives


Bio

So we picked a bunch of people we liked and formed a band. Emerging as a 3 piece in late 2008 and eventually transforming into its prime gang form (now 12 strong) as of Mid-to-late 2009. The result is underlying garage pop gems brought to life by an orchestra of guitars and gang vocals galore. New tracks up feature on our debut 7" being released September 18, 2010. "What's incredible is how coherent the chaos and screaming and shimmying sounds. Their MySpace page - fine as the songs are - really doesn't do the live experience justice. It's like the Mary Chain given a MASSIVE humour injection and several decent songs. It's like Shindig brought to life right in front of your disbelieving eyes. It's pure 60s and it's MASSIVE. Bangs alive, Velociraptor make me proud to be living in Brisbane." -Everett True, 2010.

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

07 Feb 2011

Triple J
50

They had me from the caveman beats.

They had me from the caveman beats.

Review

Reviewed by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

22 Jun 2009

Triple J
40

Generally Velociraptors reminds me of Jeff Goldblum and that other paunchy guy in that chase scene in Jurassic Park. But this fortunately gives me a new association. Under two minutes, beautifully straightforward pop, thoughtful lo-fi garage production, and a protagonist called 'Suzanne'. Timeless recipe!

Generally Velociraptors reminds me of Jeff Goldblum and that other paunchy guy in that chase scene in Jurassic Park. But this fortunately gives me a new association. Under two minutes, beautifully straightforward pop, thoughtful lo-fi garage production, and a protagonist called 'Suzanne'. Timeless recipe!

Review

Reviewed by Nick Findlay Nick Findlay

04 Nov 2009

Triple J
40

i love the grimey garage rock sound of Velociraptor - I also love the fact that there are 7 raptors in the group - cannot wait to get more tracks and want to see them live...now please.

i love the grimey garage rock sound of Velociraptor - I also love the fact that there are 7 raptors in the group - cannot wait to get more tracks and want to see them live...now please.