Despite being an iconic Australian band, Regurgitator bass player Ben Ely likens the group to the “weird nerd in the corner doing something different while all the cool kids are in the middle of the room”.
But that’s exactly what makes Regurgitator unique. Their refusal to stick with one genre and fearlessness to experiment with different sounds has seen them bounce from pop to hip-hop to punk and metal in the space of a single album, and the world can’t get enough of it.
Their 1996 debut album Tu-Plang sold almost 250,000 copies and the 1997 follow-up, Unit, far surpassed that in sales, going three times platinum and securing them five ARIA awards, including album of the year.
After a five-year break from their last album, Mr Ely, Quan Yeomans and Martin Lee joined forces once more to bring Regurgitator back to full force.
Their Life Support tour will hit the Sunshine Coast as part of the Horizon Festival to celebrate the launch of their ninth studio album HEADROXX.
Mr Ely says they made the decision to go on tour and “just chucked a record together” so they would have some new material to play on the road. But that’s not to say you won’t find some epic tunes with the unique Regurgitator twist on this latest offering.
Having long since moved on from coveting mainstream radio play, Mr Ely says they focus on making music they love and have never taken themselves too seriously. “We generally create whatever we want and we don’t worry about being commercial.
Regurgitator will be at Solbar in Maroochydore on August 26 at 7pm. Tickets are available at tickets.oztix.com.au.