The Medicine
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The Medicine

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | INDIE

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | INDIE
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"Show Quote"

Today's event, hosted by Northern Star Records to launch their excellentPsychedelica 4 compilation throws together three diverse acts of varying styles and influences yet despite the obvious differences, there's a strong sense of unification between one and all. Take the opening act for example, Blackpool four-piece The Medicine. Taking references from both the Pebbles and Nuggets compilations of obscure 1960s garage bands combined with a fondness for simplistic melodies in the style of The Las or The Coral, their offbeat pop is an incisive starting point to the afternoon's proceedings. What's more, in frontman Adam Stewart, they possess a walking talking occasional breakdancing machine whose outlandish dance manoeuvres during their closing number leave the room transfixed.

Drowned In Sound - Drowned in Sound

"'Balls out rock and roll' ArtRocker"

'Balls out rock and roll'
ArtRocker - Art Rocker

"Alt Sounds"

'The Medicine has a certain charm to it that many will latch onto'
- Alt Sounds

"From Contact Music review of Psychedelica 4"

"The Medicine bang out a rock track that reminds the listener how
music should be made. 'Send The Rain' has it all, gritty vocals, drums
being used how they should be and all out guitars. So you're not only
treated to a bit of psychedelic, shoe gaze and alternative music but
also a bit of original rock n roll." - Contact Music Review


Upcoming Album to be released late 2012



The Medicine formed in the seaside town of Blackpool and rehearsed constantly before travelling to the venues of Liverpool. Before long a promoter from The Cuban Heel club night asked the band to perform as residents at the venue Heebie Jeebies on Seel Street. The gigs that followed saw the band perform with the likes of The Rascals (Miles Kane/Last Shadow Puppets), Bez (Happy Mondays), Mick Head (Shack), The Vortex (ex Oasis), The Parlotones and Exit Calm. The band also went on a UK tour and were invited to perform live on BBC Radio Merseyside, BBC Radio Lancashire, Hope Radio and City Talk with Neil Fitzmaurice as well as being featured on Bob Harris BBC Radio 2.

After touring the band were booked in to record at the legendary Smokehouse Studios in London and contacted by Northern Star Records. Having already played a gig at a Northern Star Records showcase night the owner wanted the band to appear on the latest compilation Psychedelica 4. Previous compilations had seen bands such as Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Angels and The Lovetones to name a few – so the band were more than willing to be part of it.

The band signed to Earth Love Music Label in April 2012.