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Screamfeeder's Kitten Licks

Released in 1996, Kitten Licks catapulted Brisbane indie-rock three-piece Screamfeeder into the '90s alternative-rock boom alongside Powderfinger, silverchair, You Am I and Regurgitator. International tours, regular festival shows, and TV appearances followed. And yet, commercial success for Screamfeeder was comparatively short-lived. By the end of the decade, the band’s outlook was bleak: at a career standstill and unable to record under their own name. This is the story of how Kitten Licks was made, how it was swept up into '90s mythology and what the journey tells us about the fickle nature of music production in Australia, namely: how to survive it.

Screamfeeder's Kitten Licks

  • Ben Green and Ian Rogers

    A cultural history of Screamfeeder's break-out album, Kitten Licks, incorporating new interview material from all the major creative contributors.

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  • Book Details

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
    Publication Date: 08-02-2024
    Format: Hardback | 5 x 7 3/4 | 136 pages
  • About the Authors

    Ben Green is a cultural sociologist and musician based in Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of Peak Music Experiences: A New Perspective on Popular Music, Identity and Scenes (2021) and co-editor of Popular Music Scenes: A Regional and Rural Perspective (2016).

    Ian Rogers is a senior lecturer at RMIT University, Australia. A popular music studies scholar, he is the author of Popular Music Scenes and Cultural Memory (with Andy Bennett, 2016).

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