Metropolis Touring Proudly Presents
DEF FX Australian Tour Oct/Nov 2013
8:30pm, Fri 18th October, 2013
Enigma Bar, SA
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Metropolis Touring is proud to announce the return of one of Australia’s most extraordinary electro dance-rock groups, DEF FX. Lead by the ever vivacious lead vocalist, Fiona Horne and original bassist Martyn Basha, the band is set to rock audiences when the band returns to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Newcastle.
Formed in Sydney in 1990, DEF FX carved out a unique place in Australian music. At the core of the band's success was their inimitable mix of electronic beats and samples, rock/metal instrumentation and grunge vocals, which drew comparisons to artists as disparate as Pink Floyd, Metallica and The Prodigy. Add to this the charm and charisma of Horne and a killer live show and you have a winning combination that saw DEF FX capture the fascination and intrigue of Australian audiences.
Throughout their career, DEF FX developed the reputation for being one of the hardest working bands in the country. One of the most must see local live acts, DEF FX's shows were orgies of loud music, showmanship and instrument trashing with a focal point being the performances of the always-enigmatic and enchanting Horne. As well as their own tours, the band performed at the 1992 Concert for Life, the 1992, 1994 and 1995 Livid Festivals, the 1995 Alternative Nation Concert, played the Homebake Festival and supported the Smashing Pumpkins in 1996 and took the stage a mammoth four times at the Big Day out in 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997.
Despite numerous line-up changes, DEF FX established a solid fan base that saw them grow from strength to strength from their early releases through to mainstream success. It was the support from these fans that saw DEF FX enjoy consecutive number ones on the ARIA Independent Charts from 1990 throughout their career, and hold the record for having three releases in the ARIA Top 20 Independent Charts at the same time in 1992 - the Water EP, the Surge EP and the Blink EP.
In 1992, the band released their debut album, LIGHT SPEED COLLISION, which featured the singles 'Space Time Disco' 'No Time For Nowhere' and 'Sex Game Sucker'. The album reached No. 84 on the ARIA Charts. The band's POST MORONIC EP reached No. 43 on the ARIA Charts in 1994, and spawned the triple J hit 'Masses Like Asses', which also ranked in the 1994 Hottest 100. During 1995 DEF FX started their own label, Cicada Music, on which they rereleased their old material as well as the more experimental album, RITUAL ETERNAL. Later that same year the band released 'Psychoactive Summer'. More pop than their previous releases, 'Psychoactive Summer' was an instant hit on both triple J (No. 51 on the 1995 triple J Hottest 100) and commercial stations, and reached No. 42 on the ARIA Charts.
In 1996, DEF FX released their final and by far most successful album, MAJICK, which reached gold sales status in 1997. Featuring the songs 'Psychoactive Summer', 'I'll Be Your Majick' (No. 61 on the 1996 triple J Hottest 100), and 'Spell On You', the album integrated more pop and electronica into their sound than any of their previous releases.
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Fri Oct 18,2013
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