Jebediah busted out of Perth in 1995 with a band name inspired by The Simpsons and a penchant for irresistible garage rock tunes. Lead by their nasally-voiced frontman Kevin Mitchell, they scored a deal with Sony sub-label Murmur a year later and hit the highlife with alt anthems like ‘Leaving Home’, ‘Teflon’ and ‘Harpoon’ from their debut record Slightly Odway.
That album went Double-Platinum (more than 140,000 units sold) and saw the band supporting a stack of ‘90s big guns like Soundgarden (remember them?), Everclear (remember them?) and Presidents of the USA (remember them?). Their next album Of Someday Shambles hit #2 on the charts in 1999, followed up by their self-titled album in 2002.
They separated with Sony a year later, went independent for their fourth album Braxton Hicks in 2004 and then went into hiatus in 2006 as Mitchell and morphed into Bob Evans, his solo project. Thankfully, ‘hiatus’ didn’t mean break up as it usually does, and this year saw the beloved Jebbers happily reunite for their new record Kosciuszko. Luckily, for them and for us, they’re still firing on all cylinders.