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All-girl Outfit Scales New Heights in Tour

All-girl Outfit Scales New Heights in Tour

Who: Nitocris
Where: SJ's on Beaumont
When: Wednesday March 28, 2001

Named after the first woman ever recorded as an independent sovereign, Nitocris are also leaders in their own right.

The five-piece outfit are arguably the best all-female rock or punk band in Australia.

The girls have been on their Manic tour of regional and metropolitan Australia since the middle of February, which has been funded by the Commonwealth Government's Contemporary Music Touring Program and supported by Triple J.

They will play at SJ's Hotel on Wednesday, March 28.

Manic is the latest single from their Self-Titled album which was released last year. The tour follows an appearance at the 2001 Big Day Out. By May the group will have performed 100 shows in as many days before they start to plan a trip to the United States.

Nitocris began when four girls met at Hunters Hill High School in Sydney at age 14.

Not fitting into the genre of the typical high school girls, they decided to do something productive with their time and start a rock band.

For two years, they explored their instruments and the ins and outs of being in a band.

They decided to take things seriously and advertised for a singer in Drum Media. Among the many applicants was Morgana, who has since been the lead vocalist for the band.

At just 16 and 17 they were playing shows with the likes of The Cult, The Lemonheads and The Baby Animals. They also made the bill for The Big Day Out. Legally not allowed to go to pubs, they were up on stage every weekend playing to hundreds of people all over the country.

During this time they racked up an amazing 500 live shows, all while juggling high school.

They now have two full-length albums and various other singles and EPs out.

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