Are Children Collide making a comeback?
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and that’s certainly true for Children Collide.
It’s been two years since they’ve played a show, but the much-loved rock band reunited earlier this week in a Melbourne rehearsal room. Not only that, but they’ve seemingly reconciled their differences with drummer Ryan Caesar, who quit the band in early 2012. The relationship between Caesar and frontman Johnny Mackay had deteriorated to the point where touring was “no longer pleasant”. He was replaced by ex-Dardanelles drummer Mitch McGregor for a national tour later that year, before the band were put on ice following Mackay’s move to America.
It makes the following picture posted to Facebook earlier this week all the more heart-warming. The “other guy” not pictured is Mackay, who has been busy making bedroom psych in New York as Fascinator. Caesar, meanwhile, is fronting his own band Pearls.
We’re not entirely sure what the band are rehearsing for, especially with Pearls launching their new single ‘Big Shot’ in Melbourne this weekend and Mackay recently teaming up with Tame Impala manager Jodie Regan and releasing a new clip. But watch this space on the off chance something develops.
Children Collide’s most recent album, Monument, was released in April 2012. It was recorded at Red Door Studios in Melbourne with producer Woody Annison, and featured the singles ‘Sword to a Gun Fight’, ‘Cherries’, ‘Praying For Sunshine’ and ‘My Heart Came Alive’.