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Eskimo Joe is an Indie/Alternative, Pop, Rock band in Perth, Australia which came together in 1997. The lineup consists of Kav Temperly (Bass, Keys, and Vocals), Joel Quartermain (Drums, Guitar, Keys, and Vocals), Stuart Macleod (Guitar, Vocals), Shaun Sibbes (Drums), and Lee Jones (Keyboards).
To date they have released 3 albums and have to their credit numerous awards and radio hit singles! Currently Eskimo Joe head over to the UK in order to showcase their third album (already out in Australia) with new wave tones and a solid rock edge this December.
Before coming together Eskimo Joe band members were involved in other musical projects. Joel Quatermain and Kavyen Temperly shared group Freud's Pillow with Simon Leach, guitarist from fellow Perth rockers Little Birdy, and Stuart MacLeod belonged to group One Horse Town.
In 1997, Temperly and Joel Quartermain recruited guitarist Stuart MacLeod to enter the Australian National Campus Band Competition and, after claiming top honors, won a slot at the annual Livid Festival as well as a trip to a recording studio. In 2001, they released their debut album titled The Girl.
Their first single Sweater, turned bad fashion (a shitty brown sweater) into defiance and individuality and made that year's Hottest 100. Locally, the album entered the top 40 on the ARIA charts and went gold with tracks like Planet Earth and who Sold Her Out receiving airplay on Triple J and in addition to this, some of the band's tracks featured on the hit TV show The Secret Life Of Us.
After their debut album, Eskimo Joe went back into the studio which resulted in their even more successful album A Song Is A City in 2004 which went platinum and remained at number 9 on the Australasian top 20 charts and number 33 on the national top 50 charts after 16 weeks from its release and at its peak, reached number 2.
Since then the bands steady rise in popularity has followed an easily traceable route from straight pop-punk to straight radio pop-rock. The band does well on Australian charts and has won several Australian music awards, but is pretty much unknown in the States.
Armed with their ARIAs (the Aussie equivalent of Grammys) and their radio singles, Eskimo Joe entered the ever elusive U.S. market with their 3rd album Black Fingernails, Red Wine in 2006. These four lads from the sleepy coastal town of Fremantle in Victoria have graced the world wide stage with the national Australian tour and after that, an assault on the US and UK markets.
The band also ventured on the road for their national headlining tour with Scottish band, Dogs Die In Hot Cars as their support act. four lads from the sleepy coastal town of Fremantle in Victoria and about to grace the world wide stage with the national Australian tour and after that, an assault on the US and UK markets.
The 2007 Big Day Out also added them to its all-star artists lineup to join Australia's biggest touring music festival on the road. The band ventured on the road for their national headlining tour with Scottish band, Dogs Die In Hot Cars as their support act.
Kav Temperley, Stu MacLeod and Joel Quartermain have never been ones to ascribe to the status quo. Now more than ever at home in their own skin, the trio raise the bar set by 2004's double-platinum, ARIA Award-winning A Song is a City with a new album that soars with unashamed, unguarded personality. Not to mention equally great pop songs.
Black Fingernails, Red Wine is their third album and hit number one in Australia (their second A Song is a City made it to number two). The band went on a U.S. tour to coincide with the albums release. In 2007 the trio headlined with Fred Perry Subculture, supported by US indie band Versa Vice.
They also released their hit single 'Black Fingernails, Red Wine' as their US debut. For the making of this album, the trio spent half of summer at The Grove Studios, in remote bush land on the N.S.W. Central Coast, crafting an album from their solid blueprints. Under the guide of engineer Matt Lovell (The Mess Hall, Jebediah, Sleepy Jackson), Eskimo Joe also stepped up to the desk and took on production duties for the first time.
As such, the 12 tracks of Black Fingernails, Red Wine not only showcase a startling development in Temperley's songwriting, but shine the spotlight on the entire band's expertise with arrangements. In the history of rocknroll, there hasnt been too many bands who have undertaken a radical change in musical direction.
If their 2nd album, A Song is a City was a metaphorical study of Temperley's life and those within it, this one takes a more universal stance, the singer confidently slipping in and out of character. The album is a rather unexpected evolution of the Fremantle indie pop band.
The instrument is ubiquitous - and it makes the groups sound at once more accessible and a little darker. There are plenty of catchy melodies on Black Fingernails, Red Wine. And even on obviously non-single tracks, like Beating Like A Drum, theres a certain menace generated by low piano chords and the beauty of Kavyen Temperleys voice occasionally revealed. From the memorable and haunting keyboard hook of 'Comfort You' to the closing piano-tinged melancholy of 'How Does It Feel', it's a captivating and complete listen.
In the avalanche of unnoticed rock bands, Eskimo Joe will definitely find a fair number of Americans receptive to this pop-rock album. It is the ambitious sound of a trio that has grown, both inside the studio and out.