- The Living End are an Australian punk rock band, which formed in 1994
The Living End facts
- Since 2002 the line up consists of Chris Cheney (vocals, guitar), Scott Owen (double bass, vocals) and Andy Strachan (drums)
- The band rose to fame in 1997 after the release of their double A-sided single, "Second Solution" / "Prisoner of Society", which peaked at No
- 4 on the ARIA Singles Chart
- They have released six studio albums and two reached the No
- 1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart: self-titled album (12 October 1998) and State of Emergency (4 February 2006)
- They have also gained chart success in the United States and United Kingdom
- At ARIA Music Awards ceremonies they have been nominated 27 times and have won five awards: Highest Selling Single for "Second Solution / Prisoner of Society" (1998), Breakthrough Artist – Album and Best Group for The Living End (1999), Best Rock Album for White Noise (2008), and the same category for The Ending Is Just the Beginning Repeating (2011)
- Australian musicologist Ian McFarlane described the group which "emerged as one of the country's premier rock acts
- By blending a range of styles (punk, rockabilly and flat out rock) with great success, The Living End has managed to produce anthemic choruses and memorable songs in abundance"
- In October 2010 their debut album was listed in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums
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