The shaggy, shambling indie rock project of Australian Craig Dermody, the beginnings of Scott and Charlene's Wedding can be traced back to a friend's birthday party in the mid-2000s.
At the time, Dermody performed with two other bands, Spider Vomit and Divorced, and also made a name for himself in Melbourne's underground art scene. Eventually, he began spending more time on Scott and Charlene's Wedding -- named after his mother's favorite soap opera -- and released the debut album Para Vista Social Club in a limited edition of 200 hand-painted LPs via Untapped Resources in 2010 (later, the album was reissued by Bedroom Suck
, Fire Records
, and Critical Heights
). After moving to New York, Dermody found work as a set designer and established Scott and Charlene's Wedding as a full-fledged band, settling on the lineup of bassist Ian Savage, drummer Mike Myman, and guitarist Michael Caterer. This version of the band recorded Any Port in a Storm in 2012, with Fire Records
releasing it the following August. Following years of touring around the world and eventually returning to Australia, Scott and Charlene's Wedding released their third full-length, Mid Thirties Singles Scene, in 2016. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi