The Story of Eskimo Joe
WA trio Eskimo Joe has come a long way since their humble beginnings as much-loved indie rock kids in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Through the early EP's, Sweater and the self-titled Eskimo Joe, featuring "Turn Up Your Stereo", they endeared themselves to kids country-wide. The EPs were closely followed by their debut album, Girl, featuring beautiful indie ballad, "Liar", and singles, "Who Sold Her Out" and "Wake Up". Using striking visuals with cutting edge video clips and artwork, the band impressed the public and critics alike with a gold selling collection. Their experiences as a band progressed them musically into their second full-length album, A Song Is A City, produced by Paul McKercher and the band. The single "From the Sea" launched them to a massive double-platinum selling success and a spoke of what was to come.
2006's Black Fingernails, Red Wine, was the culmination of all their previous works in a cohesive and pounding shot of dark rock that hit straight at the heart of Australians. Debuting at number one on the national album charts and four-times platinum sales later, the three-piece, which now have two extra touring members, hit the road in the US, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Korea and the UK to support releases internationally.
Inshalla, their next musically diverse and internationally flavoured fourth offering delivered a Led Zeppelin tinged, middle eastern flavoured single in "Foreign Land", which earned the band the most played Australian song on radio in 2009, along with an APRA award for "Best Rock Song".
Ghosts Of The Past, the band's fifth studio album was released on August 12, 2011 and the first single - "Love Is A Drug" quickly became Australia's most added song to radio in it's first week, with the album debuting in the #3 position in the ARIA charts upon it's release. Featuring the production team from Black Fingernails, Red Wine - Ghosts of The Past is a return to Eskimo Joe's rock roots.