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AppleBite the Beggars on Acid

Years Active 2007 - Present

Genre Rock

Members Justin Powell - guitar and vocals Paul Jorgensen - bass Dutchie Holland - drums and backing vocals

Describe Your Sound

Applebite the Beggars on Acid are a three piece desert grunge punk rock band.



Applebite the Beggars on Acid initially started as a project by Welshman Justin Powell. It was during the early 90¹s and the Seattle Grunge scene was dominating the music charts. Justin was heavily inspired by this music movement including the likes of Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. This led to the origin of their name. Applebite², which originally comes from a Soundgarden song off the album ³Down off the Upside². Word is that late one evening Justin happened to be looking out the window and saw beggars out on the street tripping out; Applebite the Beggars on Acid. In 1998 Justin relocated to Australia and settled in Denmark WA. It was here that he formed his first trio and in 2009 they released their debut album titled ³The Corrupted Generation². After some personnel changes Ryan ³Dutchie² Holland, an Albany based multi-instrumentalist promptly settled in behind the drums. Rod rounded out the trio on bass and they subsequently relocated to the ³big² city of Perth. The move enabled them to develop a larger fan base and play in a larger number of local venues. This trio then recorded an EP ³Down to the Core². Justin¹s playing and writing had matured tremendously and the 3 tracks showcased a West Australia Grunge that now had become identifiably theirs. In 2011 Paul Jorgensen, a South African bassist joined the group and the trio started to explore darker themes and a much more prominent lower end. This new line-up started playing more shows in Perth, Denmark and Albany and audiences started paying closer attention to the music emanating from the stage. In 2012 they were approached by an ECU student currently completing his Film studies. Terence Tang ended up directing the video for their new single ³Fix Me² which has now just been officially released. Their new CD "The New Anti-Social" will be officially released on June 21and they are currently planning an Indonesian tour for later this year. They are now also actively looking for a booking agency here in Australia with plans to get on the road and test drive the National audiences with some authentic desert grunge rock and roll.


Hells Bells, Evolution Machine, Got Sharks, Medusa's Gaze, Scyatic, Foulplay, Midnight Boulevard, The Jephasuns

Career Highlights

Packed house at the White Star Hotel in Albany, WA.

Current Activity

Planning an Indonesian tour and releasing new CD on June 21 2013.

Releases by AppleBite the Beggars on Acid

The New Anti Social


Fix Me (CD Single)



Down to the Core



The Corrupted Generation