The Desperation of Oblivians

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The Desperation of Oblivians

Tickets remain for Oblivians’ show at The Barwon, Geelong on March 9. How could that be?! Formed in 1993 by Greg Cartwright and Jack Yarber, then members of garage-rock outfit Compulsive Gamblers, and Eric Friedl, the band wrote the majority of their debut album over the first weekend following their decision to play together. After a few crazy years, the band parted ways in 1998 before deciding to regroup in 2012. Desperation marks their return. The Guardian: “Back together, 16 years after releasing their last album, Oblivians prove age is no barrier to howling garage rock’s teenage cry of lust … Fourteen songs in 31 minutes, and every moment a thrill.”