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The Confessions

Years Active 1980 - 1981

Genre Punk/Hardcore,Indie,Electronic

Members Doug Hedley, Rob Baxter, Andy Gill and Chris Savage.

Describe Your Sound

Dominant bass rumbling out front of a powerful rhythm section with Baxter’s Joy Division-esque vocal stylings delivering original lyrics laced with oppression, violence and victimisation.

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Contact

Rob Baxter
rbaxter@iinet.net.au

Formation

CONFESSIONS were Doug Hedley, Rob Baxter, Andy Gill and Chris Savage.Out of the disintegration of two local Perth bands (Audio Damage and The Quick and the Dead), Confessions were formed.Fueled with post Punk angst, they became known as ‘the new rebels’. With a dominant bass rumbling out front of a powerful rhythm section, Baxter’s unorthodox Joy Division-esque vocal stylings delivered lyrics laced with oppression, violence and victimisation.The Confessions played all original songs, achieving a cult following in both Perth and Melbourne. Locally, they held a regular Monday night spot at the Cat & Fiddle (Mount Lawley) and also played the Broadway Tavern, Adrian’s and The Railway Hotel.They recorded four songs, which all appeared on the Last Gasp compilation album which featured up and coming Perth bands.The Confessions entered 6NR’s Shake Some Action Band Competition in which they came second with their song No Memory which was played regularly on Perth radio.

Influences

The Cure, Joy Division, Killing Joke, Bauhaus and The Fall.

Shared Bills With

The Modern Whimps, The Manikins, The Stray Tapes, Photoplay, Savage Dogs, and The Triffids.

Career Highlights

Coming second with our song 'No Memory' in 6NR’s Shake Some Action Band Competition and achieving cult status both locally and in Melbourne.

Current Activity

Disbanded

Releases by The Confessions

The Last Gap compliation album

1980