2007 APRA Music Awards

Eskimo Joe, Ella Hooper of the band Killing Heidi, Bernard Fanning of Powderfinger, and Augie March attended the 2007 APRA Music Awards at Melbourne Town Hall on Tuesday (June 5) in Melbourne, Australia. Celebrating 25 years this year, the Australasian Performing Rights Association awards honor the composers and songwriters behind Australia’s favorite songs. Check out pictures from GettyImages.

Killing Heidi Photo Shoot

Killing Heidi posed for photographers with a cake and candle to celebrate singer Ella Hooper’s birthday during a photo session at Melbourne Park on Sunday (January 30) in Melbourne, Australia. Check out pictures from GettyImages.

Aussie Stars Join Forces For Tsunami Relief

‘Australian Idol’ star Guy Sebastian, Missy Higgins, Killing Heidi and a supergroup comprising members of Jet, Spider Bait, The Living End and You Am I will be lending their support to a very special telethon that will happen this Saturday night (January 8) on all commercial TV networks around Australia in aid of the tsunami tragedy.

Ella Hooper’s Vocal Scare

Before recording their self titled album, Killing Heidi singer Ella Hooper had to undergo an operation on her vocal chords, and there were even fears she wouldn’t ever sing again. “It was horrible,” she told Australia’s Beat magazine. “It was a really sh**house time, I would say the crappiest thing I have ever been through. The thing I love doing most is singing and that wasn’t working, it was broken. It got me down and I thought about throwing in the towel, but thankfully I came out of that when my voice started to get better, and when I was in LA something clicked and I it got heaps better.”

Killing Heidi’s Waz On New Album Cover

Sony Music reports that Killing Heidi’s Waz said that they decided on a band shot for the cover of their new self-titled album to reinforce their new musical direction and let people re-familiarize themselves with the group again. “We didn’t have any definite ideas when we first started thinking about putting the artwork together, other than we wanted to keep it simple and stripped back,” he said. “The more people we spoke to about it, the more we realized it was a small but an important way for people to be able to relate to us and who we are as a band now,” he said. Ella and Jesse have spent a lot of time up in Sydney lately putting the final touches on the artwork. Ella has been really interested in a lot of amazing Thai and Indian indigenous art lately and came up with the idea to incorporate a bit of Eastern influence into the title font. We’re happy with how it has turned out.”

Killing Heidi ‘I Am’ Video

Killing Heidi are out with the video to their new single 'I Am', the first release from their forthcoming self-titled third album, due August 30th. Watch it online below.

Killing Heidi And Goodshirt On FlyScreen

The week's ABC Broadband Fly Screen includes an interview with Killing Heidi. The group talked about their new album 'Prison', talk of an acoustic album and why they are doing an acoustic set at a festival for the first time, and more. They also go shopping with Goodshirt before playing their latest video 'Blowing Dirt'. Abc.net.au has since removed the video.

Killing Heidi Set To Rock Sydney’s Homebake Festival

The Sydney Morning Herald reports Killing Heidi are set to rock the Homebake Festival with a new album and a Motley Crue-inspired wardrobe. "Rock's going nuts at the moment," says singer Ella Hooper. "I think it's so cool that you don't have to feel like you have to be into techno to be on the cutting edge. People are going less for the fluff and the imagery of, say, Bryan Adams and more for Ryan Adams or the Vines or the Strokes - who are my favourite band." Read more.

Killing Heidi Frontman Attacks Aussie Government

Killing Heidi frontman Jesse Hooper yesterday attacked the Australian State Government's funding cut to the FReeZA youth entertainment program, saying it would leave a gaping hole for kids in the country. Hooper blasted, "The Government should be putting more funding into these activities, not less, and encouraging kids to enjoy their own towns instead of forcing them to move to the city, and with less to do, kids are more likely to play up and turn to crime and drugs." Heraldsun.news.com.au has since removed the article.