Melbourne’s Five Mile Sniper is a new band made up of members of lots of old bands.
Doug Robertson, ex-Icecream Hands and Matt Balfe, ex Motor Ace are two of the members of Five Mile Sniper, who have announced their debut album ‘The Sound of Trees’ will be released in February, 2015.
As well as Robertson and Balfe, Five Mile Sniper includes John Baxter and Paul Inglis, ex-Prettymess and Geoff Barnes, ex-P76.
Motor Ace existed between 1998-2005 and released three albums. The second album ‘Shoot This’ (2002) reached no. 1 on the ARIA album chart.
Icecream Hands were around from 1992 to 2004 and released four albums in that time. They reformed in 2007 and again in 2011 and released one more album ‘The Good China’ in 2007.
The Five Mile Sniper album ‘The Sound of Trees’ was recorded on a vintage 1972 TEAC mixing console at Mountain Sound Studio near Hanging Rock, Melbourne.
Five Mile Sniper will launch their second single ‘Gone’ on November 7 at the Workers Club in Melbourne.