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Self titled debut EP was recorded over a number of session in March 1996 and December 1996 by Lindsay Gravina (Magic Dirt, The Living End) at the old Birdland Studios on High Street, Prahran. Featuring both Andy Strachan and Stephen Boyle (Moler) on drums, this high energy 5 track EP was critically acclaimed and put Alcotomic on the map.
Stand out tracks Daisy and Living in Luxury were used extensively by the 9 Network in such shows as Stingers and Good Guys Bad Guys. Bonus previously unreleased track and crowd favourite Purple Velvet Shades was later included on the remastered version.
Recorded over four days in January 1998, the three track single Anything But You became a game changer for Alcotomic.
Produced by David Price (Midnight Oil, Screamfeeder) and recorded at Sydney's Velvet Sound Studios, it featured Anything But You single including B sides Invisible and Black & White, which was released July 4.
The band appeared on ABC's Recovery on July 18 and played to a packed to the rafters crowd at the Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. They with US label Not Lame Records and was invited to play the IPO tour in the US.
Working with producer Nic Moore, the band began recording 12 songs in October 1998 at X-Tek in Port Melbourne.
Recording live to 2 inch tape, seven songs were later earmarked to be released as a EP. This however, wasn't to happen for another 23 years.
These boxes of master tapes subsequently went missing for over two decades. In 2019 they were recovered and brought back to life and have been mixed and mastered for the 2021 release, Bad Suits EP.
The 'missing' EP was released April 26 2021 on Small Sanctuary Records and is a fascinating look at the band at its peak in 1998.
In mid 1999, the band signed up to work again with Lindsay Gravina to cut their penultimate CD. The band had been recording new songs at X-Tek Studios with producer Nic Moore earlier in the year but the decision was made to return to Birdland to recapture their earlier raw sound.
Recorded over two days from May 13, the intended EP was cut back to a three track single featuring Where You Go, Falling Pins and an acoustic version of A Little Hour. The 2018 re-released EP includes the songs Adjusted and Incomplete both recorded at the same sessions.
These final recordings with Baxter, Strachan and Inglis, captured the band at their best; raw, angular and melodic. On July 3 2000, Where You Go was released through Magneto/MGM.