The Meanies have completed their first album in 21 years. ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’ is coming in September.
The recent run of dates from the Cosmic Psychos was enough for the members of The Meanies to think about doing it all over again. “The renaissance that our pals in the Cosmic Psychos were having inspired us to get off our arses and put something new out,” Wally Meanie said in a statement. “What the hell, it couldn’t hurt right? Besides, we were getting pretty sick of playing the same set for the last 21 years!”
The Meanies formed in 1989 and while the US grunge movement was developing out of Seattle, Melbourne had its own sound with bands like The Meanies. The timing was perfect. They soon picked up supports for Nirvana, Pearl Jam, The Beastie Boys, The Lemonheads, Bad Brains and Fugazi.
The reformation kicked off with the reissue of The Meanies catalogue in 2014. The entire Meanies albums were remastered and reissued by Poison City.
The first taste of 21st century Meanies is ‘There’s A Gap’.
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