Art Of Fighting

Debuting in 1995 with the collaboration of Ollie Browne (guitar/vocals), Peggy Frew (bass/vocals) and Cameron Grant (drums), AOF band would spend the next three years gigging throughout South-eastern Australia as a three piece. After contributing to the Au-Go-Go Records compilation Wonder From A Quarter Acre, Half-A-Cow Records debuted their first mini-album The Very Strange Year in 1998. Guitarist/ trumpeter Miles Brown soon joined the Art of Fighting after the release of their second mini-album Empty Nights in 1999. Wires, their debut full length release on the acclaimed Melbourne label Trifekta was to take the nation by storm in 2001, and now stands as one of Australian music's most elegant, accomplished and affecting debuts. Wires earned Art Of Fighting their first real overseas recognition, licensed by labels in the USA, Japan, Germany and Taiwan. It also went on to win an Australian Record Industry Association award for Best Alternative Release. After extensive touring, Art Of Fighting returned in 2004 with their sophomore effort Second Storey, a subtle refinement of Wires that revealed a band settling into reflective harmony. No less haunting. Art Of Fighting have become one of the most respected and admired independent bands in Australia, with a growing international following, a rich and complex back catalogue and an irresistible air of dignity and grace.

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