Systemaddicts are a fun, energetic six piece garage punk group from Adelaide, South Australia. They were formed by original members Liam Convey, guitarist, singer and songwriter and his bass guitarist sister Kaeli when they were still teenagers. They were joined by Jamie Woolaway on organ, Frank Boulden on drums, later replaced by current drummer Elliot Hoskin, their younger brother Rory, on Trombone (who was only 16 at the time), and Tasman Strachan on second guitar. Their style originally was a blend of the hardcore punk that Liam had been doing in his previous teenaged group The Subtitles, with the more sixties influenced keyboard style Jamie was playing with The Molting Vultures.
The Systemaddicts are huge fans of 60s era groups such as The Sonics and The Loved Ones and are also big fans of 70s/80s groups like Magazine, Radio Birdman, The Birthday Party, and The Sunnyboys. Liam Convey draws upon these influences and more when he composes the original tunes the group plays, featuring honest lyrics reflecting the contemporary Australian experience.
The Systemaddicts have self released two previous albums, and have opened for many groups among them The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Members UK, and Spencer P Jones, always putting on a hectic live performance for their energetic following. A fun time is had by all.
Their most recent album "Broken Hearted on the Nullabor", on Off The Hip Records, demonstrates the uniqueness of their sound and fun energy of their live show. It includes covers of Aussie 60s Punk band The Throb's "Black", as well as "My Pal" by God, and a range of original tunes much loved by their audience