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Trio Equals Pop, Fun and Then Some

Trio Equals Pop, Fun and Then Some

Who: Lo-Tel
Where: Maitland Showground
Author: Kim Honan
When: Saturday October 14, 2000

AUSTRALIAN pop trio LO-TEL (right) has tasted the fruits of success since signing to Murmur (JEBEDIAH/SILVERCHAIR) Playing at DOGBITE 2000 on Saturday, October 14, Lo-Tel has enjoyed strong support from TRIPLE J for its single TEENAGER OF THE YEAR. But according to the band's Newcastle-based drummer DARREN BROLLO the biggest buzz was a pre-Olympics gig that left him, singer/guitarist LUKE HANIGAN and bass player DAVE LUMSDAINE in a spin.

'There were almost 90,000 people there in the Domain when we walked on stage. It was insane,' Brollo said.

Teenager of the Year, which was included on the LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI soundtrack, has resulted in an ARIA nomination for Lo-Tel.

And during a recent recording session, the boys were invited to join KYLIE MINOGUE on a track for her new album.

While all of this attention may seem like a dream come true, the lads have their feet fixed firmly on the ground.

The title of the next single, POP MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE, is a tongue-in-cheek jibe at their new-found fame.

'When he (Luke) wrote that, in a way he was ... sending up pop music, and sending up ourselves,' Brollo said.

Fans should be able to get their hands on a copy of Lo-Tel's debut album PLANET OF THE STEREOS by October 14.

It was produced by KEITH CLEVERSLEY (MERCURY REV, FLAMING LIPS) and mixed by JACK JOSEPH PUIG (TAXIRIDE, GOO GOO DOLLS), so listeners are guaranteed fun, pop and then some.

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