Sydneyrellas music fans are voting with their feet,
Driving home from the airport late one Sunday, I heard a Triple M DJ back announce a Hunters and Collectors song. "That was the mighty Hunters … victims of their own legend!"
I spent the rest of the journey trying to figure out how Hunters and Collectors were victims. The fans didn't think so - none that I'd met anyway. Still, there was something in that phrase. What was that? I suspect it had something to do with the assumed pre-eminence of radio to make or break careers.
The town is part of a very limited tour by the reunited Hunters and Collectors at Robert Oatley Vineyards - it should be noted that red wine fuelled event will also feature Aussie acts Something For Kate, Diesel and Malchkeon India (sic) Kollecting Memories with Sue & Phil
Happily, after they reunited for the first time in a decade to raise money for Black Saturday bushfire relief, it turned out that they still liked each other and the music enough to be touring again to help celebrate with Media Dragons a very special birthday ...Human Frailty at Mudgee
Hunters & Collectors. The name evokes pounding, industrial percussion; songs that grab the guts and twist; beer-soaked rapture at heaving pub gigs. And, unfortunately, practically every footy promo and highlights package of the past 15 years. Hunters & Collectors are an extraordinary band with a long and eventful history. The story isn't an easy one to tell, but the makers of this new documentary acquit themselves admirably. The Artist's Story: Hunters & Collectors