With origins in Canberra (Australia) and founded by singer, songwriter and guitarist David Studdert in 1977, Tactics relocated to Sydney in 1979 and built a substantial audience in the inner-city and toured extensively, as far as England.
Their first album, My Houdini, was recorded and released in 1980, followed by their second, Glebe, in 1981.
Further albums were released over the next few years – The Bones Of Barry Harrison (a live album), Holden Interview, and Blue and White Future Whale – with the lineup changing often – before Tactics finally called it a day in 1989.
An archival compilation entitled The Sound of the Sound Volume 1 is available, featuring the (remastered) first two albums and a good helping of unreleased songs from the era and a few from Bones of Barry Harrison.
Tactics played a couple of well-received reunion concerts in Sydney in September 2006 to coincide with the release. The band reunited again in 2019 for live shows and new recordings.
vocals, keyboards, percussion, flute
David ‘Snajik’ Miller