The band will also be releasing a limited edition 7″ vinyl box set of singles Spiderbait – Singles, complete with original mixes & artwork to be sold exclusively at the show.
The band took their feverent thrash-pop from their tiny hometown of Finley in NSW down to Melbourne and immersed themselves in the creative scene. Spiderbait have since released seven acclaimed albums which have all racked up gold, platinum or double platinum status and have combined Australian sales of over one million units. The band have also received numerous ARIA Awards for their efforts, as well as a number one single with 2004’s ‘Black Betty’ and took the number one spot of the Triple J Hottest 100 in 1996 with ‘Buy Me A Pony’.
The upcoming show at Forum Melbourne is sure to please old and new fans alike, as drummer and vocalist Kram enthuses, “For the first time we’ll be performing every one of singles in order of release, from Circle K way back in 1990 to now. It’s been great to look back at all these singles, from number 1’s like ‘Black Betty’ and ‘Buy Me a Pony’, to my personal faves like ‘Calypso’, ‘Stevie’ and ‘It’s Beautiful’….
They are like a diary of our lives bringing back memories from the whole time we’ve been playing together. The same three country kids who formed a band for fun and ended up having this fucked up, brilliant, unexpected adventure! So to all our fans, come celebrate with us at the Forum in November, it will be a special night.”
Kram explains why they chose to add an unexpected song into the vinyl mix, saying,“We included ‘Old Man Sam’ from 1991 – which wasn’t actually a single back then but might as well have been, as weirdly and wonderfully it became our first big hit song! I’ll never forget the first time we played the song at Big Day Out in Sydney. This was a big moment for us as we went on stage a bit nervous, it was a massive crowd of thousands at the Sydney Show Grounds and when we did ‘Old Man Sam’, the whole crowd sang it and went nuts. That day we came off stage a very different band than the one that went on 45 minutes before. It’s amazing and dare I say fucking awesome how one song can do that.”
Tickets will go on sale 9am Thursday July 11. Head over here for tickets and Singles vinyl box set pre-orders.