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Rhythm Lovers Are no Shrinking Stage Violets

Rhythm Lovers Are no Shrinking Stage Violets

Who: Pre Shrunk
Where: SJ's on Beaumont
When: Friday March 23, 2001

ONE of Australia's best exponents of live drum and bass Pre-Shrunk will bring their unusual world into SJs Hotel on Friday night.

Pre-Shrunk's 2001: 'A Bass Odyssey' National Tour, supported by Triple J, comes hot on the heels of the success of their debut full-length album Digital Sunrise. On tour they will feature tracks from their new album including Gamer and their latest single Frogga Boogaga. Pre-Shrunk drummer, Justin said the band try to combine life and colour and take the audience on a journey.

'We try to fluctuate the tempo to keep the crowd interested,' he said.

Pre-Shrunk have been to Newcastle seven times before, playing mostly at SJs.

'We love coming back to SJs and paying them back for the incredible support they have given us,' he said.

Their unique style combines rock, dance and drum and bass. 'Newcastle is a hard to impress crowd, but we've found that if you impress them, they will stick by you,' Justin said.

Digital Sunrise offers some of the grooviest, organic and synthesised beats you will find.

With the line-up of just two bass players, Davage and Dave, many would go so far as to say that they actually surpass many of their contemporaries through sheer determination, talent and more than a hint of humour.

Over the past couple of years since they erupted out of Melbourne in 1997, they have clocked up over 400 gigs around the country, including headlining spots on the Triple J Turn Up Your Radio Tour, and national supports with the likes of silverchair and The Cruel Sea. In 1998 they were voted Band Of The Year at the Combined Campus Awards in Victoria and Best Unsigned Act at the MICA Awards in Adelaide.

At the same time they managed to evacuate two separate venues - they claim the fires were part of the show - and successfully complete a Japanese tour.

Together for five years now, Justin attributes their success and unity to one thing.

'A band who dances together, stays together, that is the key.'

Check out www.preshrunk.com

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