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Although criminally unfamiliar beyond their indigenous Australia, the Hummingbirds’ dreamy boy-girl harmonies and relaxing jangle pop sound positioned them among the brightest bands of their era. The group shaped in 1986 through the remnants from the short-lived Insect Eyed Monsters, and originally comprised vocalist/guitarist Simon Holmes, bassist John Boyce, and drummer Tag Temple; vocalist/guitarist Alannah Russack agreed upon on a short while afterwards, and after putting your signature on towards the indie label Phantom, the group debuted in middle-1987 using the one “Alimony.” Boyce shortly departed, and with the next addition of vocalist/bassist Robyn St. Clare, the traditional Hummingbirds lineup was set up. After three even more 1988 singles — “ALL YOU Said,” “Swim to Shoreline,” and “Hindsight” — the music group agreed upon to the rooART label, and with observed manufacturer Mitch Easter joined the studio room to record their 1989 debut LP, the outstanding loveBUZZ. When the recording became popular down under, it had been certified for U.S. launch from the Polygram label; nevertheless, despite excellent evaluations, the LP stiffed, as well as the Hummingbirds’ profession suffered apparently irreparable harm. Despite strained relationships with rooART, they forged on, with drummer Shane Melder overtaking for Temple; after another LP, 1992’s Va Va Voom (released exclusively in Australia), the Hummingbirds shifted towards the small indie IV Recordings. After two last 1993 EPs, Eliminated and Tail, the group disbanded in Dec of that 12 months; Holmes later became a member of the band Fragile.

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