Organic was born in September 2001 when all four members of Sydney-based covers band The Backbeats decided that it was time to move on. The transition was an easy one due to the fact that the band had been playing together for some time. A session was booked at Jeff Cripps’ A# Studios and a three-song debut EP was the result.
Ready to move forward, it was decided that a change in membership was required and a new face soon adopted the title of rhythm guitarist. In the interim however, the band recorded another three-song EP which managed to garner some warm reviews both locally and overseas, leading to their first airplay.
Once again, Organic decided to hit the studio and spent the next six weeks writing, recording and producing ‘Juice’, their debut full length CD. By mid February 2002, Juice had started selling in the US and getting some airplay on local stations. An invitation from David Bash followed shortly thereafter and the band began rehearsals for a showcase at IPO (International Pop Overthrow) in Los Angeles.
Organic’s music has been compared to a number of artists including Crowded House, Starsailor, The Feelies, Crosby Stills Nash and Young... the list goes on. The band accepts these and other comparisons, while at the same time fighting against the idea of being labelled or pigeonholed.
“We just want to make good music, the kind that we like to listen to,” is the general consensus within the group.