Daisygrinders formed in Bathurst, NSW, in 1991. The band’s line-up was Adam Young (guitar/vocals), Andrew Hunter (bass/vocals), Andrew Beaman (drums) and Rohan Bridge (lead guitar).
The four band members attended Charles Sturt University in the early 1990s where they gravitated to the student indie rock radio station, Studio 4. The band formed when Young and Hunter of Flat Out Fucked joined Beaman and Bridge of The Rubber Bicycles. They performed once under the name The Griswolds before renaming themselves The Daisygrinders. The group played at local parties, university festivals and an Australian Music Day event at the Bathurst Tavern. The early set list included originals and covers such as “Touch Me I’m Sick” by Mudhoney.
With the assistance of Sean Rabin and Hugh Williams, who took up managerial duties, a demo was recorded and then distributed by Rabin through his Sydney music scene contacts. An offer was made by Nic Dalton of Half a Cow records to include a song, “Test Pattern Baby”, on the Slice 2 compilation. The Daisygrinders' first Sydney show was on 15th February 1992 at the Hopetoun Hotel supporting Swirl.
The Daisygrinders signed to Half a Cow Records, and played at venues in Sydney and around Australia until 1996. During that time, they issued one LP, one mini-album, four EPs, four singles and appeared on numerous compilations records, including Swapping Spit which saw You Am I, Smudge, Headache and the Daisygrinders cover each other's songs.
The Daisygrinders supported international acts such as Buffalo Tom, Pavement, Smashing Pumpkins and Teenage Fanclub. They also opened the Skate Stage at the Big Day Out 1993 and played the FBi Radio Benefit show on Nov 4th 1995 at the Hordern Pavilion. Following their break up, band members pursued careers based on their university degrees. Adam Young went on to play with Sydney contemporaries Big Heavy Stuff. He also achieved solo success with the release of his 2016 LP Elementary Carnival Blues
Throwlily - 1992
Roamin Bruce - 1993
Previval - 1994
Joe Velocity - 1995
Cardriver - 1995
Yo-Yo - 1995
Slice 2 - HAC Compilation - 1992
Crack in the Sun or Fade in the Shade - 1992
Swapping Spit - 1994
Alternator - 1995