In the near decade since three Melbourne high school friends formed a band nspired by such teenage heroes as the Smashing Pumpkins and Sonic Youth, ART OF FIGHTING have become one of the most respected and admiredndependent bands in Australia, with a growing international following, a rich and complex back catalogue and an irresistible air of dignity and grace.
Moving on from their delicately controlled sophomore album 'Second Storey', Melbourne quartet Art of Fighting return with their beautifully intuitive third, 'Runaways'.
Described by the band's front man, Ollie Browne, as "open and relaxed", the Songs captured on Runaways are a mix of introspective ['Sycamore & Sand'], playful, romantic ['Less than an Instant'] insightful ['Distance as Virtue] and brutally honest ['Mysteries']. "We wanted this one to be far more impulsive, almost as if the songs were controlling us and not the other way 'round." No small task for a group of self-confessed "perfectionist maniacs".