Jebediah

Synonymous with Perth’s trademark indie-pop sound of the late 1990s is the name Jebediah. After forming in 1994 while students at Leeming Senior High School in Perth’s southern suburbs, the band went on to deliver four studio albums and a seemingly endless string of Triple J favourites.

Like fellow sandgropers Eskimo Joe, Jebediah’s big break came through the National Campus Band Competition. Taking out the national prize in 1995, the four-piece started attracting attention from labels and winning festival and support slots. Kicking off 1996 opening for Beck, Sonic Youth, Pavement and Rancid at Summersault, they went on to release the Twitch EP before signing to Sony’s Murmur label.

In September 1997 Jebediah released debut album Slightly Odway, which peaked at number seven on the ARIA album charts and made them one of the top live acts in the country. With huge hits in the form of Leaving Home, Teflon, Military Strongmen and Harpoon, Slightly Odway broke the band to a mainstream following as well as scoring them a support spot on The Smashing Pumpkins’ Australian tour in 1998.

Of Someday Shambles, the band’s second album, came at the back end of 1999, and with Animal and Feet Touch the Ground dominating Triple J airwaves, the band were again favourites on the summer festival circuit. They went on to tour the record internationally and made names for themselves with the release of a split EP with US pop-punk act Jimmy Eat World.

After response to Jebediah, the band’s eponymous third album, paled in comparison to what the band’s first albums achieved, Jebediah split with Sony in 2003. Their tenure was capped with Gleesides and Sparities, a collection of B-sides and rarities, featuring fan favourites Monument and Clint.

The following year, Kevin Mitchell, Chris Daymond, Vanessa Thornton and Brett Mitchell returned with Braxton Hicks, a self-funded album that featured the single First Time. Since Braxton Hicks, the band has been on hiatus, with Kevin selling bucketloads under the alter-ego Bob Evans and Thornton playing bass in Felicity Groom’s band, The Black Black Smoke. The band will close 2007 with an appearance at Mandurah’s Rollercoaster festival, before heading into the studio to record album number five in 2008.


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Watch: Tim Rogers cameos in new Bob Evans

By Darren Levin 22nd Feb, 2013

Bob Evans transports us back to the summer of ’75 in the clip to beachy new single ‘Go’.

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Bob Evans announces 'Familiar Stranger' tour

By Jesse Setaro 12th Feb, 2013

Bob Evans will play a string of shows in April and May to celebrate the launch of his fourth studio album, Familiar Stranger.

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State of the Art set times

By Ashryn Romaro 21st May, 2012

State of the Art is a new music festival to celebrate the new name of our June public holiday, and congratulate ourselves on the awesomeness of Perth music.

Jebediah, Stonefield and Split Seconds @ Fowler's Live (18/11/11)

Jebediah, Stonefield and Split Seconds @ Fowler's Live (18/11/11)

By Kelly Dann 23rd Nov, 2011

On one of the hottest November nights in ages, Adelaide’s Fowler’s Live hosted a triple-header of rock courtesy of Split Seconds, Stonefield, and the ever-reliable Jebediah.

Jebediah @ Metropolis Fremantle, Perth (10/11/11)

Jebediah @ Metropolis Fremantle, Perth (10/11/11)

By Todd Lockley 15th Nov, 2011

Jebediah took us on a trip down memory lane while Stonefield showed us the future of rock n roll.

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Jebediah add final shows

By Sarah Smith 16th Aug, 2011

Jebediah will play a last run of capital city shows, before taking some well earned time off.

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Jebediah - Battlesong

By Sarah Smith 15th Aug, 2011

FL premiere the brand new clip from Jebediah for 'Battlesong' - features lots of our favourite music venues including The 'Dale.

Stonefest 2011 lineup announced510

Stonefest 2011 lineup announced

By Monica Masters 10th Aug, 2011

Everyone’s favourite uni festival is bringing it home in 2011 and this year’s line up is no exception.

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Splendour In The Grass Day One @ Woodford (29/07/2011)

By Crystle Fleper 3rd Aug, 2011

Day One of Splendour In The Grass 2011 - British Sea Power, Jebediah, Wild Beasts, The Kills, Warpaint, Eskimo Joe, Modest Mouse, The Hives and Kanye.

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Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time countdown

By Tom Mann 10th Jul, 2011

The 47 000 votes have been counted and it's time to reveal the Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time.

Jebediah @ The Astor Theatre, Perth (10/07/11)1

Jebediah @ The Astor Theatre, Perth (10/07/11)

By Stephanie Chong 13th Jun, 2011

The reunion of homegrown legends called for a huge celebration in the form of a sardine packed, sold out gig.

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Jebediah, Violent Soho, Young Revelry @ ANU Bar, Canberra (26/5/11)

By Lisa Mackie 28th May, 2011

Jebediah make a welcome return to Canberra.

Jebediah, River of Snakes, Cola Wars  @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne (06/05/2011)

Jebediah, River of Snakes, Cola Wars @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne (06/05/2011)

By Dean Forte 12th May, 2011

Jebediah with help from Cola Wars and River of Snakes warm up a chilly Melbourne evening

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Jebediah - Kosciuszko

By Natalie Salvo 28th Apr, 2011

Eleven excellent songs from four deserved individuals basking in the glory of hitting their stride and ultimately, the musical summit.

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Splendour in the Grass 2011 lineup

By Tom Mann 12th Apr, 2011

The Splendour 2011 lineup is finally here!

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sarawiloli sarawiloli said on Sat 23rd Feb, 2013
"rocking!"
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grattan grattan said on Wed 5th Oct, 2011
" Yep, basically cancelled and replaced by a dance fest..."
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gemdilem gemdilem said on Fri 19th Aug, 2011
"jebediah didn't play teflon..."
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gumbuoy gumbuoy said on Sun 21st Aug, 2011
"101-200 138. Drapht - The Life of Riley 141. Somethin..."
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k-rad k-rad said on Mon 30th May, 2011
"great to hear ANU was packed!"