Musicians

Stiff Gins

Origin
Redfern, NSW, Australia
Genre/styles
Folk | Pop | Soul
About

Stiff Gins are Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs. They started Stiff Gins in 1999. Kaleena is from the Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta people, southern NSW and northern Victoria people, Nardi is from the Yuwaalaraay people with roots in Sydney’s inner west and country NSW. Both are also members of Freshwater.

Website: www.stiffgins.net

Stiff Gins
Stiff Gins Nardi Simpson (left) and Kaleena Briggs. Photo: Stiff Gins.

Discography

Album formats explained Explain formats

  • 10": 10 inch vinyl records were played at 45 or 33 1/3 rounds per minute (rpm). The former could hold 9, the latter 12 minutes of music per side.
  • 7": 7 inch records (often referred to as 45s) were played at 45 rpm or 33 1/3 rpm, with about 4:30 or 6 minutes of music per side.
  • LP: Long play, is a vinyl record played at ​33 1⁄3 rpm with a 12 or 10-inch diameter.
  • EP: Extended play, are vinyl records that allowed two or even three songs on each side.

Soh Fa

Released
5 April 1999
Tracks
  1. Not What You Think
  2. Theo's Song
  3. Only Heaven Knows
  4. Looking Forward
Notes

Soh Fa was features songs written in the first year of the band’s life and was used both as a demo and an early product to sell at local gigs. At this time Emma Donovan was still part of Stiff Gins.


Origins

Released
2001
Tracks
  1. All Began
  2. Fallin' In
  3. Knockin' (I Don't Care)
  4. Weekend
  5. Someday
  6. Theo's Song
  7. Only Heaven Knows
  8. Morning Star
  9. Smarten Up
  10. Tell Me
  11. Close Your Eyes
  12. Whispering
Notes

Origin is Stiff Gins' first studio album.


Morning Star (7")

Released
March 2001
Tracks
  1. Morning Star
  2. Morning Star (Planetary Mix)
  3. Morning Star (Acoustic Mix)
  4. Morning Star (Ambient Mix)

Kingia Australis

Stiff Gins - Kingia Australis
Released
6 January 2004
Tracks
  1. Soar
  2. In Paradise
  3. One of the Millions
  4. Legacy
  5. Paranoid
  6. Absent Friends
  7. Spinning
  8. Fade and Unwind
  9. Drivin'
  10. Facing the World
  11. I Am Stretched On Your Grave (Live Version)
  12. Untitled
  13. Hear Now
Notes

Kingia Australis is the botanic name of the Western Australian Grass Tree, known as ‘black gin’ that is the first plant to flower after a bush fire.


Diamonds On The Water (7")

Released
15 October 2010
Tracks
  1. Diamonds On The Water

Wind And Water

Released
18 March 2011
Tracks
  1. Yandool
  2. Fleetingly
  3. Diamonds on the Water
  4. Go Go
  5. Going Home
  6. Belong
  7. Perfect Moment
  8. The Shift
  9. Beacon
  10. Round the Lake
  11. River Song
Notes

"Wind & Water knew what it was long before we did." — Nardi Simpson


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Korff, J 2018, Stiff Gins, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/music/stiff-gins>, retrieved 14 December 2019

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