Announcing the ‘Gaffage & Clink’ National Tour!

Ahead of the release of their first new music in 14 years, The Whitlams have today announced the ‘Gaffage and Clink 2020’ national tour which will see the much loved band visit all capital cities and several regional centres during August and September.   Tickets are on sale at 10am local time on Thursday February 20 […]

From the J Files (2017) – The Whitlams

Amongst the dozens of killer guitar-centric indie bands emerging from the Australian underground in the mid-‘90s, one Sydney band emerged with a distinctly different sound. The Whitlams were a piano-driven pop band. They were literate, tongue-in-cheek and unafraid to explore the complexity of the many facets of human emotion in their music. They were a […]

The Whitlams review: God drinks at the Metro

No band defines ’90s Sydney like The Whitlams, and for this night at least, chief writer and lone original member Tim Freedman was happy to quench a near-capacity crowd’s thirst for nostalgia. One song from The Whitlams’ last album of original material, 2006’s Little Cloud, was as close as we got to new in a […]

It’s been nearly 30 years but The Whitlams haven’t lost it yet

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of their seminal album, Love This City, the beloved piano rock group put on a special show. There’s something reliable about The Whitlams. They’ve been around forever and whilst they’re not breaking any boundaries they’re undeniably one of the best pub bands we have. This time around they graced The Corner […]

Tim Freedman and the musical…

Tim Freedman and the musical built around his songs. Whitlams tunes have been turned into plot points for a musical. Read more:


TIMFREEDMAN & The Idle Hi Everyone, I’m sitting here in the calm before the storm, in those sweet minutes leaning in the kitchen between last prep and first customers. The new album is all done. Yes it took nearly six years, but at least that gave me a title: AUSTRALIAN IDLE I shot a cover […]

Greeting All,

Greetings all. I’m working on some new songs and I’ve got on a bit of a roll. How I’ve missed these little jigsaw puzzles. I’m going to do two solo shows at The Vanguard to try them out on Thursday and Friday May 20 and 21. A fully seated affair again, with more space between […]