Recorded live at The Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne Australia 28.11.2019. A night, dedicated to the memory of our friend and colleague Guy Jukes. Shot and Edited by Alex Kharnam and Imogen Stroud of RiverForge Productions. Audio recorded by Ben Johnson, mixed by Adam Calaitzis at Toyland Studios Melbourne. ‘Silence is Calling, is the brand new IKON single available for download from Bandcamp.
Chris McCarter and Dino Molinaro met in English class at Geoghegan College in the working-class Melbourne suburb of Broadmeadows in 1987. The two instantly bonded with their similar music tastes. Chris opened up Dino’s musical horizons by introducing him to bands such as The Sisters of Mercy, Death In June, Killing Joke and, most of all, Joy Division.
Chris had been collecting records since 1984 and encouraged Dino, who was a fan of The Cure, to follow the same path. The two spent their weekends searching Melbourne best indie record stores for treasures.
Dino knew that Chris played guitar, so not long into the friendship the idea came up to start a band. But what was Dino going to play? Initially, it was the drums, so throughout 1987 Chris continued lending records to Dino to create inspiration. Finally, in early 1988, the easiest solution seemed to be for Dino to play bass. The pair headed in to the city after school one Friday and picked up the cheapest one they could find, a Conora, and started jamming that day. Chris knew a little bass, so he showed Dino some simple Joy Division, U2 and Killing Joke songs and it wasn’t long at all before Dino was well on his way. CONTINUE READING…