Also added the single ’Forming Colours’ …. Played support act to these guys more times than I can remember, great songs, great band, pity about the personalities and egos.
The band issued it's debut single Living Inside My Head on the Basketcase label in December 1984. Ups and Downs then issued a second single called Perfect Crime on Basketcase before venturing down to Sydney. The Waterfront label re-issued Perfect Crime in September 1985, by which time Ups and Downs had built-up a strong cult following on the Sydney inner-city music scene.
The bands second single on Waterfront, In The Shadows in April 1986, was a gorgeous slice of harmony-drenched guitar pop and one of the best independent singles for the year.
Ups and Downs signed a new deal with the True Tone label (through PolyGram) which resulted in the release of the mini-album SleeplessThe Living Kind. To coincide with the singles release, Ups and Downs supported US visitors The Flamin' Groovies on their Australian tour. in August 1986 and the single