The Living End

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The Living End are an Australian punk rock band, which formed in 1994. 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". They have released eight studio albums and two reached the No. 1 spot on the Australian Albums Chart: self-titled album and State of Emergency. They have also gained chart success in the United States and United Kingdom. The Living End are one of Australia’s most ferocious live acts, consistently headlining festivals around the country. Their blistering live performances have earnt the band an enviable position of one of Australia’s greatest live bands. At ARIA Music Awards (Aus Grammys) ceremonies they have been nominated 27 times and have won six awards. The band have won an APRA Award (Aus version of Ivor Novello Awards) for Song of the Year in 2009. In October 2010 their debut album was listed in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums. The Living End consider themselves to be a rock 'n' roll band based on punk ethics, citing The Clash, Iggy Pop, The Who and The Jam as influences and bands with whom they share the same ideals. They have also been compared favorably to 1990s punk revivalists Rancid. However, the band do not consider themselves a punk band, more a rock 'n' roll band who are influenced by punk.

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