Taking advantage of a trip to Perth with his Hoodoo Gurus to perform alongside You Am I in August, Dave Faulkner (aka Dave Flick) will again join forces with bandmate James Baker to reform the modern day version of cult WA punk band The Victims.
Today they are joined by Ray Ahn of The Hard Ons and call themselves The Television Addicts after their best-loved song. Performing at the Rosemount Hotel on Friday, August 11 and Mojos Bar on Saturday August 12 the all star cast also includes Melbourne’s The Peep Tempel and local legends in the making Peter Bibby’s Dog Act.
Forming in 1977, by 1978 The Victims had released the Television Addict/ I’m Flipped Out Over You single and later that year followed it with an EP. They would break up soon after.
Australian musicologist Ian McFarlane has said: “with their frantic, explosive sound backed by a solid melodic bent, The Victims became the premier punk band on the Perth scene.”
The Television Addicts, The Peep Tempel and Peter Bibby’s Dog Act play the Rosemount Hotel on Friday, August 11 and Mojos Bar on Saturday August 12.