David Nichols

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David Nichols is a musician, author, comics artist and zinester from Australia.

In 1984 David Nichols founded the band The Cannanes, an influential lo-fi group who released recordings throughout the 1980's and 1990's on independent labels such as K Records and John Porcellino's label, Spit and a Half. He has also been in the bands Crabstick, Blairmailer, Huon, and Driving Past, and appeared on a single by The Go Team, a band from Olympia, Washington, helmed by Calvin Johnson and Tobi Vail.

David Nichols was a part of the underground zine scene in the 1980's and 1990's, producing the zine Distant Violins, and contributing to a number of zines in Australia. He was also a contributor to zines in London, England, such as Lemon Meringue Pantry, and the U.S., such as Boysville U.S.A., published by fellow Go Team member Jeffery Kennedy.

He contributed comics and drawings to a number of zines and did all the artwork for The Cannanes releases, even after he left the band in the late 1990's.

After leaving The Cannanes, Nichols focused on his biography of the band The Go-Betweens, also becoming a journalist for magazines such as Puncture, Rolling Stone, and Record Mirror.




  • The Go Betweens, Verse Chorus Press
  • Baby Take A Bow: A Short History of The Cannanes,

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