As A Rival
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As A Rival

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | SELF

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | SELF
Band Rock Alternative


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Reminder Designer (2011)



As A Rival came together in early 2011 after frontman Pete Cerni (Burn The City) started experimenting with a bunch of songs in his garage. Fresh from an interstate tour in support of Unwritten Law, Pete got in touch with former bandmate Jayde Whelan and Brendan Aked, the three started fleshing out his tunes together. Having paid their dues playing in bars, basements and divey pubs across their hometown in Melbourne, Australia, each musician brought a unique sound, talent and vision to Pete's intial experiment, and As A Rival was born.

Taking a running start in 2011, As A Rival very quickly recorded and released a 3-track EP entitled Reminder Designer, shot a video to accompany the title track, and played a string of shows across Victoria in support of the EP. A brief hiatus while Pete lived and travelled in Europe for six months provided the band with a well-earned break after all the mess and noise of their beginning, as well as an opportunity to write new material.

With their first show for 2012 now under their collective belt, As A Rival look forward to spending the rest of the year working on new material and heading back into the studio, as well as playing shows across Australia and picking up a horde of new fans along the way.

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