Anti Social CommentaryTrevor formed Anti Social Commentary with good friends Brian Hosking and Benjamin West. Many late nights at Bendigo’s Golden Vine Hotel eventually led to the 2004 recording “Pray for Friday”, with the title track appearing on that years BRIT CD. In 2006, Andrew Barnes joined the fray and took on the task of recording Anti Social Commentary’s second release “Everything you want to achieve”. Somewhere around 2007/2008, a full length album was tracked but due to issues with the studio PC and irrecoverable problems with the snare tracks, the album never saw the light of day. Almost seven years after their previous release and with new bass player Steve Myers, Anti Social Commentary released their third and final EP “It All Starts Again”. Sadly due to family commitments and members moving about the band folded shortly after.
The War of IdeasBuilding upon the new direction Petrie took with his 2015 release “Lion in the CLoset”, Trevor has all but come full circle in the past 2 years with former band mates Brian Hosking and Steve Myers joining the five member strong band, with accompanying keys and backing vocals provided by wife, Frida Petrie and soulful guitar driven tones and textures delivered by Ben Blanks. Petrie’s lyrics may set the mood but the band brings it all together, successfully blurring the lines between singer-songwriter, alternative, indie-folk, rock and pop altogether evading any categorisation.
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