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New Tradition

Years Active 1988 - 1990

Genre Indie, Pop, Rock

Members Doug Hedley (vocals), Steve Drew (guitar), Carl Step (bass), Andrew Robinson (drums)

Describe Your Sound

Blasty rock with ocassional cringy pop action



Carl Step


Through friends of other musos


The Cult, Led Zeppelin, The Cure, Killing Joke

Shared Bills With

Iggy Pop, Decan Blue, Jesus And Mary Chain, Spy VS Spy, Machinations, Painters And Dockers, Black Sorrows, James Reyne.

Career Highlights

Supporting Iggy Pop, getting on the JJJ release. Anti highlight - guitarist breaking jaw before Jesus And Mary Chain. Bass player plays guitar and friend jumps in to play bass to very unsympathetic crowd of 1500 - horror.

Current Activity


Shared Members With

Big Red Tractor, Seventh Seal, Velvet Libido, Brave Theatre, Volatine, The Party Faithful, Miscreants, Andalusian Dogs

Releases by New Tradition

Across The Nullarbor


Triple J ABC Records

96FM Homegrown Tapes


Wheatley Organisation