Aussie Bands Reunite

Two of Australia’s biggest acts are back together.

The Divinyls, which re-formed for a one-off in August 2006 when they were inducted into the Hall of Fame, will play another one-off for IMC’s December 8 Homebake festival in Sydney.

Since then, promoter and manager Andrew McManus has announced shows at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre, Melbourne’s Forum Theatre and Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre for December 11-20.

The Divinyls’ hits, including "I Touch Myself," "Science Fiction" and "Boys In Town," continue to be played on modern rock and goldies format radio stations.

The lineup includes stalwarts singer Chrissie Amphlett and guitarist Mark McEntee, with Amphlett’s drummer husband Charley Drayton, guitarist Charlie Owen and a bass player to be announced. The Divinyls are now signed to Universal Music, and have recorded a new single, "Don’t Wanna Do This."

Baby Animals, another Aussie band that toured the U.S. on numerous occasions in the ‘90s, have re-formed after 13 years.

They’ve recorded an unplugged album of their hits called Il Grande Silenzio, for Michael Gudinski’s Liberation Records.

Liberation is also re-releasing the band’s first two albums, their self-titled debut from 1991, which stayed at No. 1 on the Australian charts for six weeks and sold 560,000 units, and its less successful follow-up Shaved And Dangerous (1993). The act is finalising a tour schedule.