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The Drones
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The Drones live in Melbourne, March 2009
Background information
Origin Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Years active 1997 (1997)–2016 (2016)
  • Spooky
  • In-Fidelity/Shock
  • ATP/Shock
  • Bang!
Associated acts
  • Gutterville Splendour Six
Past members
  • Warren Hall
  • Gareth Liddiard
  • James McCann
  • Rui Pereira
  • Brendon Humphries
  • Christian Strybosch
  • Fiona Kitschin
  • Mike Noga
  • Dan Luscombe
  • Steve Hesketh

The Drones were an Australian rock band, formed in Perth by mainstay lead vocalist and guitarist, Gareth Liddiard in 1997.

Their second album, Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By (April 2005), won the inaugural Australian Music Prize.

In October 2010 their third studio album, Gala Mill (September 2006) was listed at No. 21 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums. Two of their albums have reached the top 20 on the ARIA Albums Chart, I See Seaweed (March 2013) and Feelin Kinda Free (March 2016).

The group went on hiatus in December 2016 with Kitschin and Liddiard forming a new group in the following year.


  • Here Come the Lies (August 2002)
  • Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By (April 2005)
  • Gala Mill (September 2006)
  • Havilah (2008)
  • I See Seaweed (2013)
  • Feelin Kinda Free (2016)

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