Twelve Foot Ninja is a rock band formed in 2008 in Melbourne, Victoria. The band consists of Kin (Vocals), Russ (Drums), Stevic (Guitar) Damon (Bass) and Rohan (Guitar).
In August 2012, the band announced 'PROJECT 12' - a 12 week campaign leading up to the release of their debut album "Silent Machine". With 'PROJECT 12', they're releasing 12 x digital tracks along with 12 x digital comics each week for 12 weeks until their album was released on 2nd Nov, 2012. The album's first official single 'Mother Sky' was released on Aug 24, and the video was premiered on Triple J's Home & Hosed blog. The second single 'Coming For You' was released on 2nd Nov 2012.
Each song from the debut album comes with a comic, created by Keith Draws (UK), inspired by the lyrics and based on the original fable of Twelve Foot Ninja (co-written by Steve "Stevic" Mackay) The story follows a sole ninja's mission to restore balance in a world headed toward a self-inflicted apocalypse All the individual comics were later combined into a 72 page bound comic book.
In early 2013, Twelve Foot Ninja embarked on their first headline tour of Australia and sold out every capital city.
Prior to the launch of their debut album campaign, the band had released 2 EPs. The first, New Dawn, resulted in the band earning a Triple J Unearthed Number 1 with the track 'Dark Passenger', various support slots, and an appearance at Sydney's Come Together Festival. Their second EP, Smoke Bomb, was released in November 2010. Produced by the band's guitarist Steve "Stevic" Mackay in his Melbourne home studio, the EP was mixed by local producer/engineer Hadyn Buxton (Trial Kennedy, Jonesez, Blueline Medic, Dukes of Windsor, Felix Riebl) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Deftones, Nirvana, Jeff Buckley) at Masterdisk, New York. Guest musicians on the release include Bär McKinnon (Mr.Bungle) on Saxophone and Ollie McGill (Cat Empire) on Keyboards.
1.1 Achievements and debut EP (2008-2009),
1.2 Smoke Bomb EP (2010),
1.3 Festival appearances,
1.5 Silent Machine - debut album (2012),
3 Band Members,
5 External links
5.1 YouTube videos,
Achievements and debut EP (2008-2009):
3 tracks in the Top 5 on the overall Triple J Unearthed Chart in June 2009, with 'Dark Passenger' holding the #1 position for two consecutive weeks,
5 consecutive nights as champions of Triple M's 'Battle of the Unsigned Bands' - with 'Molotov Brother' gaining Triple M airplay in Sydney & Melbourne,
Tracks 'Beneath The Smiles' & 'Molotov Brother' finalists in the 2009/2010 Musicoz Awards - Alternative Category.,
Smoke Bomb EP (2010):
Featured in Surfing Life DVD and magazine.,
Come Together Festival 2010,
Pyramid Rock Festival '08/'09,
Blueprint Festival '09,
Showdown Festival '09 & '10,
Rock The Bay Festival '09 & '10,
Mooney Valley Youth Festival '09,
River Sessions 2013,
Supported Periphery & Tesseract - 2011,
Jericco, Circles, A Thousand Needles In Red, Mammal, Behind Crimson Eyes & Breaking Orbit.,
'Sleepwalker Tour' with Dead Letter Circus (AUS) & Fair To Midland (US) - May/June 2012,
Supported Fear Factory on their Australian Demanufacture Tour in July 2013,
Toured with Teal on their 'Shuriken' tour. Sticky Trigger Entertainment gave them a 10/10 score review for their performance at the Small Ballroom, and cited that the band is the "easily the best Australian band touring presently" - September 2013,
Supported Periphery and Born of Osiris on their 2013 North American "This Tour is Personal" tour, along with fellow Australians Dead Letter Circus.,
Silent Machine - debut album (2012):
1st single Mother Sky released 24 August 2012.,
2nd single Coming For You released 2 November 2012.,
#51 on ARIA's national album chart (all genres) and #4 on the National AIR Chart (independent releases)