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Over the last few years, Eskimo Joe has become one of Australia’s biggest bands. Successfully straddling mainstream commercial success while managing to keep their Alternative Music roots secure. Over their career, Eskimo Joe has racked up a list of impressive stats, both commercial & critical awards and recognition. With 5 studio albums under their belts and sales exceeding 750,000 in Australia alone, the band has seen 3 of those albums debut at #1 on the ARIA charts with juggernaut “Black Fingernails, Red Wine” shining for 62 weeks in the Top 50 and “Foreign Land” bringing home 2 APRA Awards for Most Played Rock Song on Australian radio and Best Rock Song of 2010. Eskimo Joe has had 35 ARIA nominations in their career thus far – a number only surpassed by Silverchair, Powderfinger, Kylie Minogue and John Farnham.
They have brought home 3 International Songwriting Awards, 11 WAMi Awards and 8 ARIAs plus saw 11 songs feature in Triple J’s Hottest 100. On the live front, the band has performed at huge events such as, Sound Relief, Live Earth, Make Poverty History, ARIA Awards, APRA Awards, Big Day Out, Homebake, Laneway Festival, Falls Festival, Southbound, Splendour In The Grass, Triple J’s One Night Stand and Sundance Film Festival in Utah, USA on the same stage as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Along with numerous tours of Australia, they have had their music released to great acclaim in the US, Canada, Europe and Korea with festivals and sold out tours to boot. Certainly a long way from their humble beginnings as much loved indie rock kids in Fremantle WA.
Eskimo Joe’s 6th studio album is in the works. The band promise to reinvent themselves again with a collection of work that will stun and surprise. Having stepped out on their own and successfully completed a Pozible crowd-funding campaign in late 2012, the band will be presenting the new work in latter half of 2013.