Sat 07 Oct Greenhouse ‘Centre Of The Universe’ Launch Tour Buy Tickets

There aren’t many bands who get the opportunity to release their debut album more than 30 years into their career, but then again, there aren’t many bands like Greenhouse.

Greenhouse formed in Geelong back in 1988, comprising guitarist and vocalist Michael Robinson, guitarist Johnny Helmer, drummer Glenn Galloway, and bassist Dean Linguey. Inspired by the likes of The Church and contemporary melodic English post-punk outfits, Greenhouse issued a handful of EPs and singles over the following years, only to split in 1992 amidst discussions with famed UK label Chrysalis.

In 2020, Greenhouse officially reformed and began recording their long-awaited debut album against the backdrop of COVID. The process was one of both tragedy and triumph, but ultimately an opportunity to answer those ‘what if’ questions first posed decades earlier.

The record that resulted from this return, Centre Of The Universe, combines stadium-ready choruses, with both elements of melodic indie-rock and Britpop sensibilities, all filtered through the lens of gritty post-punk swagger. It’s progressive without alienating its listeners, it’s powerful without being overwhelming, but most importantly, it’s Greenhouse through and through.

Indeed, it’s an album that makes it feel as though no time has passed, with Greenhouse having naturally evolved over the past three decades of silence, only to emerge with a powerful release which should rightly be the soundtrack to countless summers and festival experiences.

Having made their return to the live stage in 2021, the modern version of Greenhouse – which sees Robinson and Helmer rejoined by former guitarist Alex Jarvis (Automatic), bassist Matthew Sigley and drummer Craig Mitchell (both The Earthmen), and keyboardist Lisa Gibbs (USER) on the live stage – is a band performing at their peak, writing some of the best songs of their career, and proving the old adage that good things come to those who wait.

Supports: BLACKCHORDS // OLYMPIC WHITE Entry: $17+BF Oztix // $20 Door INSTAGRAM