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Playing by their own rules

The eclectic career arc of Dave Graney and Clare Moore has seen the duo variously described as indie, alternative, abstract, strange – even mainstream for a while – yet ultimately they’ve subverted every one of these labels.

‘Began their trip in 1978, still travelling.’ So says Graney of his and Moore’s truly collaborative journey.  Clare and Dave both grew up in South Australia; they’ve been making music together and determinedly, symbiotically evolving for more than four decades, the distinctive union generating 30 albums in that time. The pair has been the core of each band formed over the years, but it hasn’t stopped them from also working on solo projects.  ‘She has done more than me outside of our own road – which we have been cutting ourselves.’ Graney’s recollection of Bleddyn’s photo shoot is typically direct and provocative: ‘It's kind of a throwback to tits and arse magazines of the 50's, I think, but with 90's advertising gloss.’

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