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Petanque

Years Active 1999 - 2010

Genre Indie, Pop, Experimental

Members Anton McKay Leigh McGowan Ben Crappsley Justin Castley Tim Lowe Tara John

Describe Your Sound

Avant-pop, peculiar-pop

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Contact

Anton McKay
anton@antonart.net

Formation

In 1998, after returning from a year in Europe and a week of being high on steroids due to an allergic reaction to some mussels, Anton decided it was time to corral some musician friends into playing his songs. For the next 10 years Petanque played around Perth to small, mostly appreciative audiences on awkward nights of the week, receiving little attention.

Influences

Mr Angst / 1975 Honda Civics / The Chills / Doctor Who (classic series) / Roger Whittaker /The Might Be Giants / James Robertson-Justice / The The / The Divine Comedy / Igor Stravinsky / Serge Prokofiev / The Go-Betweens / Jethro Tull / The Verlaines / Dirk Bogarde / Stereolab / Delia Derbyshire / Pho

Shared Bills With

Burgers of Beef The Bank Holidays Institute Polaire The Spinsters Super Engine

Career Highlights

2010 album launch at The Bird
Numerous Thursday nights at the Hydie

Current Activity

Fast asleep

Shared Members With

The Automasters Schvendes Cinema Prague Kill Devil Hills Harry Smith

Releases by Petanque

Songs To Help You

2010

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