Consume Records / Bluish Greenish Records (Bluish Greenish 007), 2015
"This set of songs were the first load of songs we ever demo-ed before we were to play our first set April 16 2010 at the Sando with NUNBAIT and the HARD-ONS! We rehearsed in the Grand Fatal Lodge in Leichhardt and did most of the recording there in one, maybe two goes, sometime in Septvembernerr 2009? We'd had a few rehearsals and it was very, very fresh. Jay and myself had been demo-ing and writing stuff a year or two before this, so the songs were pretty much written, but when it came to playing it as a band it was very exciting and this demo is what happened in those earlier sessions. Some songs made it to the first album, some were only played live a few times and one wasn't attempted at all. Jay wrote 'Swimming Lesson Trauma' (and played all the instruments except drums on that one), 'Your Inner Child's Been Prescribed Dexamphetamines' and we wrote 'Grind in the Shards' together. All the rest I wrote. 'Believe' is a song I wrote in the very last months of the LAWNSMELL years and was never recorded but was played live a few times
Thanks to AMATEUR DRUNKS for being one of only a few bands that are deliberately bringing the fun back to a place bogged down in being grumpy and serious. GRAND FATAL for letting us rehearse in their space. Jay for forcing me to think about writing songs again. Jonny T and John Irish for saying yes (without reservation!) to being in a band with us and all the new and old friends that have enjoyed our songs..."
Glenno - 11/9/14
Jonny T - Guitar, Vocals. Jay Whalley - Bass, Guitar, Vocals. John Irish - Drums. Glenno - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Download Amateur Drunks side here > store.paperbagmusic.com.au/album/chinese-burns-unit-amateur-drunks-split