The Triffids

The Triffids

Australian Indie New Wave 80s Rock
The band originated in Perth, Western Australia in the late 1970s. They went through various line-up changes until the early 1980s when they moved to Sydney and later Melbourne and released their first LP Treeless Plain. The band toured extensively in Europe and caught the attention of the UK music press, being featured on the cover of NME twice. Four albums followed - Born Sandy Devotional, In The Pines, Calenture and The Black Swan - before the group disbanded in 1989. David McComb and "Evil" Graham Lee joined The Blackeyed Susans while Martyn P Casey joined Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Born Sandy Devotional
    Born Sandy Devotional
  • Calenture
    Calenture
  • In The Pines
    In The Pines
  • The Black Swan
    The Black Swan
  • Treeless Plain
    Treeless Plain
  • Australian Melodrama
    Australian Melodrama
  • Wide Open Road
    Wide Open Road
  • Love in Bright Landscapes
    Love in Bright Landscapes
  • Peel Sessions
    Peel Sessions
  • Live - Stockholm
    Live - Stockholm
  • Field of Glass
    Field of Glass
  • Bury Me Deep in Love
    Bury Me Deep in Love

The Triffids. Artist Bio

The band originated in Perth, Western Australia in the late 1970s. They went through various line-up changes until the early 1980s when they moved to Sydney and later Melbourne and released their first LP Treeless Plain. The band toured extensively in Europe and caught the attention of the UK music press, being featured on the cover of NME twice.

Four albums followed - Born Sandy Devotional, In The Pines, Calenture and The Black Swan - before the group disbanded in 1989. David McComb and "Evil" Graham Lee joined The Blackeyed Susans while Martyn P Casey joined Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. McComb later pursued a solo career which failed to match the success of his time with the Triffids.

In 1996 David McComb received a heart transplant, having suffered for many years from congenital heart disease. He died in 1999 due to complications arising out of the transplant. In 2006 the Triffids' back catalogue is being remastered and re-released by Domino, beginning with Born Sandy Devotional. In June a brief European tour was undertaken by the remaining members, with guest vocalists filling in for McComb.

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