Hblock101 - A Brief History...
Forming in early 1995, HBlock101 started playing around the Melbourne pub scene and was starting to gain recognition as one of the more energetic and entertaining bands to come out of what was a seemingly dull music circuit. Playing distinctively untrendy late 70s influenced punk rock, HBlock101 also mixed in alot of other influences ranging from reggae to soul and back - no rules or boundaries. From the start the band wanted to say something with their music and the socially aware lyrics lay testimony to this. Never wanting to preach to their audience, the band encourage people to question things and make up their own minds. The past few years have seen their music become more diverse and their lyrics increasingly analytical and thought provoking, in the process, creating something profoundly multi-faceted.
Between 1995 and 2002 H-Block101 have released 5 EPs, 2 7" vinyls, 2 albums plus a double album in early 2001, toured nationally and internationally and have played with the likes of: Citizen Fish (UK), S.N.F.U (Canada), Conflict (UK), Rose Tattoo (Australia), The Angels (Aust.), Rancid (USA), Mighty Mighty Bosstones (USA), Propaghandi (Canada), Varukers (UK), Hard Ons (Aust.),
Grinspoon (Aust.), Bouncing Souls (USA), You Am I (Aust.), etc...
After 18 months of legal hold-ups, things are back on track for HBlock101, with a new EP, "The Burning with the Times EP", just released in March 2004. After 2002's tour of Japan and strong interest in Europe with a tour planned for late 2004, the future is looking promising both in Australia and internationally...
Favourite bands collectively - Gang of Four - Ruts - The Pretenders -
Toots & the Maytals - Clash - SLF - Lee Perry & the Upsetters - Members - DKs - Devo - Nina Hagen - Damned - Specials - New York Dolls - Grace Jones - Social Distortion - Sham 69 - XTC - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Blondie - Blue Oyster Cult - Rose Tattoo - British Beat - Au Pairs - The Police - Dead Boys - The Vapors - The Jam - 999 - UK Subs - Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons - Joe Jackson - Thin Lizzy -
X(Los Angeles) - Hanoi Rocks - U2 - Wildhearts - Generation X - Jackson 5, etc.