XL Capris

XL Capris

Real Name:
Julie Anderson, Tim Gooding, Johanna Pigott, Kimble Rendall, Todd Hunter, Michael Churnside, Barry Blackler, Michael Farmer
XL Capris were an Australian indie-punk band formed in Sydney in 1978 by Julie Anderson, Tim Gooding, Johanna Pigott and Kimble Rendall. Their best known recording was a punk version of Tommy Leonetti's "My City of Sydney" (1979). This single was the only Australian release found in legendary UK DJ John Peel's "battered wooden box" of 142 favourite records when, following his death in 2004, its contents were revealed to the public in a Channel 4 (UK) television special.

XL Capris made two albums, Where is Hank? (March, 1981) and Weeds (October, 1981) both produced by Todd Hunter of New Zealand/Australian band Dragon and released on their own label Axle Records. Hunter later joined XL Capris as guitarist and subsequently married Pigott; they became a successful songwriting team: cowriting "Rain" for Dragon and "Age of Reason" for John Farnham.


XL Capris Discography Tracks


XL Capris Where Is Hank (Album) Axle, 7 Records Australia 1981 Sell This Version
XL Capris Weeds (Album) Axle Australia 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AXLE 101 XL Capris My City Of Sydney(7", Single) Axle AXLE 101 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
AXLE 102 XL Capris World War 3(7", Single) Axle AXLE 102 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
XL-203 XL Capris Igloos/Elevator(7") Axle XL-203 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
XL-202 XL Capris Red Bikini Runaway / K-Tel City(7", Single) Axle XL-202 Australia 1981 Sell This Version