Thursday, March 10, 2011


Joseph Hubbard is the frontman and guy behind the computer in the emerging Melbourne based music project silverdollarsunlimited. Barista by day at popular CBD cafe EARLcanteen and musician by night either on stage or in his home studio, Joe is not just a handsome guy with a chiseled jawline.

silverdollarsunlimied began in a brick shit-house in the now bustling suburb of East Brunswick, on the outskirts of inner city Melbourne. Writing and producing tracks with Ableton (fancy music software) on an old desktop PC formerly owned by his older brother, Joe spent endless nights composing the now self titled EP.

One PC dead, one Macbook acquired, one expensive pair of German headphones destroyed by a curios kitten and Joe has come a long way from that dodgy flat in Brunswick. He is now situated in a much nicer flat in Thornbury, with a home studio and plenty of electronic equipment at his disposal. Not to say that he is not lusting for the newest Ableton controller or the upcoming iPad 2.

He now plays regular shows, and hosted his EP Launch at 303 High st last month. He has also acquired a drummer, Jamie Scott. Joe and Jamie played in pop punk band Messablanca together in the late 90's early 2000's, and have reunited to form something just as poppy, with less out of tune bass and more electronic quirk. With the two undertaking weekly writing sessions and band practice, the first silverdollarsunlimited full length album will be out by the end of the year, if not earlier. The duo also hope to be on next years festival circuit. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open.

silverdollarsunlimited sounds like The Cure, Foals and The Postal Service had a threeway, and produced a very beautiful baby.

You can see, hear and buy the talented works of silverdollarsunlimited here ::


All photos by Grand Pa Shea of Grand Pa Studios Dot Com.

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