6am Klassic: Angel City
9/17/2012 6:03:00 AM
Angel City "Out of the Blue" (1980)
The Angels are an innovative, genre-busting, chart-topping rock band that formed in Adelaide, Australia in 1974. The band later relocated from Adelaide to Sydney and enjoyed huge local success until well into the 1990s. The Angels have been cited by bands like Guns N' Roses, and a number of Seattle grunge bands, as a key influence. For the purposes of international release, their records were released under the names Angel City and later The Angels From Angel City.
On 12 September 2006, The Angels were featured on a postage stamp for Australia Post as part of their Australian Rock Posters.
After spending most of the 2000s apart, in April 2008, the original 1970s line-up of The Angels reformed for a series of tours.
In late 2010, vocalist Doc Neeson announced he was pursuing a solo career.
In May, 2011, The Angels revealed they had recruited The Screaming Jets singer, and MMMFM radio DJ, Dave Gleeson to front the band and were recording new songs for the first time since the late 1990s.
In June, 2011, The Angels released the 'Waiting For The Sun' EP and toured Australia in support of the new EP through late 2011 and early 2012, clocking up numerous sold-out shows.
In January, 2012, The Angels recorded a new live album, their first in two decades, at the QPAC theatre in Brisbane, Queensland.
In March, 2012, The Angels announced they'd finished recording a new studio album with Dave Gleeson. The album, Take It To The Streets, is released on August 31, 2012.
The Angels will join The Hoodoo Gurus and The Baby Animals for the national Day On The Green tour in November and December, 2012.
RATING: 10 out of 10
PUNK ROCK LOVE!