Alex O’Toole – Drums
Alison Kerjean – Bass
Daniel Oreskovic – Guitar
Martin Wong – Visuals
Meniscus are an instrumental post-rock band based in Sydney, Australia. The group consists of guitarist Daniel Oreskovic, bassist Alison Kerjean, drummer Alex O’Toole, and visual artist Martin Wong. They have been compared to artists such as Mogwai, Sigur Ros, ISIS and Cog.
Described by the press as “forward-thinking” (The Drum Media), and “epic, symphonic and melodic” (Triple J), Meniscus seamlessly blend together elements of Guitar-driven ambient soundscapes, hard-rock, electronic and psychedelic music.
Originally starting out as a three-piece in 2005, Meniscus have since expanded their live show to include video projections, mixed live by Martin Wong, and have released three records: Absence of I EP (2007), War of Currents (2011) & Refractions (2016). Well received by both fans and the media alike, the latter describing Refractions as “…executed ‘Refraction’ with perfection. No instrument feels out of place at any point of time whatsoever” (Echoes and Dust)
Meniscus have played shows all over Australia and Europe. In 2012 alone, Meniscus played shows with the likes of Dead Letter Circus, Fair to Midland, Floating Me, Laura and sleepmakeswaves, before heading to Europe in July to tour across 9 countries including shows with Rosetta (USA), and a spot on Germany’s Fusion festival. The year was capped off in style by playing an evening set at Peats Ridge Festival (NSW) over the new-year weekend.
In 2015 the band toured nationally with Caspian (USA) before Cameron Brennan decided to leave the band, he was later replaced by Alex O’Toole. An appearance at BigSound in late 2014 led to an east coast tour with This Will Destroy You (USA) in early 2015 with the rest of the year spent in the studio working on new material.
With a call from Dunk!Festival in Belgium, Meniscus embarked on a tour of Europe throughout May/June 2017 for an 18 date tour with We Lost the Sea and Dumbsaint. The year will be capped off with a small run of east coast shows playing alongside anathema and performing at Jungle Love Festival.