Hunters & Collectors

Hunters & Collectors is a rock band from Melbourne, Australia. The group was formed in 1981 out of the musical partnership of guitarist and vocalist Mark Seymor, bassist John Archer, and drummer Doug Falconer. The trio became acquainted while attending Ormond College at the University of Melbourne. They tried different musical projects and underwent several names and formations before landing on Hunters & Collectors in 1981, along with multi-instrumentalists Jack Howard, Michael Waters, and Jeremy Smith. The group signed with White Label Records, and in 1982 released their debut EP World of Stone. This was followed by the band’s eponymous first full-length album soon after, which peaked at number 21 on the Australian Kent Music Reports Albums Chart. In 1983, the band released their second album The Fireman’s Curse, produced by legendary Krautrock architect Conny Plank. They disbanded briefly before reforming and releasing their third album The Jaws of Life in 1984. Human Frailty followed in 1986. This album launched the band to a wider level of popularity, featuring hits such as “Throw Your Arms Around Me.” Hunters & Collectors continued releasing albums through the 1980s and 90s, most notably Cut (1992), Demon Flower (1994), and Juggernaut (1998) before disbanding in 1998. The group reunited in 2013, and continue to tour together.

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