1992-1996: Thee Vinyl Creatures
1999-2005: The Sound Platform
2003-2005: The Wells Collective
The Sun & The Silver Anthology is a collection of recordings produced by a bunch of Melbourne and Geelong based songwriters and multi-instrumentalists between 1992-2005 culminating in the end of all projects so two of the main members Darren Smallman and Simon Baird could focus on their record label, Australian independent Low Transit Industries.
Darren Smallman was the main constant through out all the projects who has always had an extermely DIY method to bands he was in. Playing in Warped and Toad [featuring members of Bored!, Fridge & Tumbleweed] in his teens and self-releasing tapes at shows through to all sorts of merch he fell in love with the production of a band which followed him through his life and all the way through Low Transit Industries.
The anthology spans 19 years of self-released material and demos which will be released digitally via Darren’s imprint BATTLE and will include 5 releases with over 60 tracks handpicked and re-mastered with artwork by US artist Trish Grantham.