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Sunday 4 Oct
8:00 PM

Price range

Under 30*
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Hear previously unheard songs and much-loved classics penned by the late, great David McComb (The Triffids), performed by the legendary songwriter’s closest collaborators and friends.

“Need a truckload of sky to hold me down
Need a woman called a killer to shut me down”

These words come from a strangely prescient song called ‘This Whole World’s About To Slide’, written by seminal Australian songwriter David McComb in 1997. Despite being amongst his best work, this song is just one of many Dave wrote throughout the nineties and never recorded properly before his time with us ran out.

A couple of years ago a small group of David’s friends decided to record these songs properly as an addition to his already extensive legacy of amazing music. The result is the amazing chronicle called Truckload Of Sky - a collection of songs with unmistakable intelligence, literary clout and atmospheric arrangements that fans associate with The Triffids.

Truckload of Sky -The Lost Songs of David McComb brings together members of The Triffids, The Blackeyed Susans, Oh Mercy and Frente, to perform the album in its entirety, alongside favourites from The Triffids’ back catalogue.

The Band

Evil Graham Lee & Rob McComb
(The Triffids)
Phil Kakulas
(Blackeyed Susans)
J.P. Shilo
(Blackeyed Susans, Hungry Ghosts)
Rob Snarski
(Blackeyed Susans)
Alex Gow
(Oh Mercy)
Angie Hart
Bruce Haymes
Paul Kelly
Mark Dawson
(Ed Kuepper, Blackeyed Susans)
This event is co-presented by the Australian Music Vault, demonstrating Art Centre Melbourne’s commitment to supporting, sharing and celebrating Australian music stories.

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