"MARY TREMBLES are adventurous and sharp! They play edgy, jittery guitars, they play smooth arched up rock, they play fat dirty bass, and it's all really great. Their range is broad and they make it look fucking easy" - Rave Magazine


MARY TREMBLES combine sparseness with menacing intensity and melodic pop hooks. The Brisbane, Australia - based 3 piece was actually born in Los Angeles. Founding member and principal songwriter Skritch (Tex Perkins' Dark Horses, Gota Cola) was chatting with Damon Cox(Intercooler) over drinks at The Viper Room after an Intercooler show. (Skritch was on live sound duties for Intercooler on their US tour) Both agreed they needed an additional creative outlet and Skritch had a swag of songs which were screaming to be heard. Upon their return to Brisbane they called upon longtime friend Duey Coert (recently replaced by Tanzie) and the line-up was complete. This was June 2005.

MARY TREMBLES recorded a 7 song mini-album before they even played a show. Entitled ‘ps...situation', it was released in June 2006 on Plus One Records. (home to Intercooler, Giants Of Science, The Gin Club, Iron On) and is distributed in Australia by Shock. The opening track 'Scene From Below' was instantly added to high rotation on national radio network triple j. The band were also selected as a triple j 'Next Crop' artist for Ausmusic Month in November 2006. In past years, Next Crop has introduced the public to the likes of Wolfmother, Wolf & Cub, Josh Pyke and more. The band has been playing shows virtually non-stop since the release of ps...situation, with the likes of Urge Overkill (US), Dinosaur Jr (US), Datarock (Norway), Regurgitator, Beasts Of Bourbon and The Mess Hall, and played the 2007 Big Day Out festival.

The band also recently played at the 2007 CMJ Music Marathon in NYC, as well as shows in LA, the UK and Singapore.

Their first full-length album is recorded and is currently being mixed in the US by Mike Major. (At The Drive-In, Sparta)

More than just a side project, MARY TREMBLES have built a strong reputation for their dynamic live shows.


Scene From Below

Written By: R Needham/D Cox/D Coert

As I walk on through the smiles
Ever grazing all the while
I've got the courage to survive
Through the carnage keep it wide

Ever spotting stained anew
What an outlook what a view
I think I've finally found my way
Ever mindful of today

And I can see
All I can be
Scene from below
All scene all show

Ever spotting stained anew
What an outlook what a view
I've got the stomach to survive
Through the carnage keep it wide

And I can see
All I can be
Scene from below
All scene all show

Not My Fault

Written By: R Needham/D Cox/D Coert

I don't remember
I didn't hear you say
If you had the choice you'd play every day
When every day is just for fun
And not for work
Just see what we get done

Although that's what I said
It's not my fault
It slipped my head
I didn't hear you
I wasn't near you

I was just joking
I didn't mean it like that
Ok I'm sorry
I'll take it all back
I wasn't thinking about how you'd feel
I was just whinging
It wasn't real


7 track mini-album
Plus One Records / Shock
Released June 2006

More songs available online at and

Set List

Live sets are generally 45mins long and are compiled from the following songs...

Too Much
Not My Fault
Emotional Calligraphy
Unseasonably High
Emergency Signs For Motorists
Ugly Song
Scene From Below
Jump Like You Wanted To
Eating Through The Debauchery
Rid Of Me (PJ Harvey)