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Fourth Floor Collapse is a Melbournemarker-based rock band.


Fourth Floor Collapse originated in the northern suburbs of Perthmarker, Western Australiamarker, playing their first show at the Rosemount Hotel in 1998. They became the most awarded unsigned band in Australia, taking out the Next Big Thing Competition in 1999 and winning ten Western Australian Music Industry Awards, including Most Popular Local Original Rock Act (2002). The band released its debut recording Plans for Dream Homes in 2000 on the QStik Records label and its debut album, Half Deserted Streets in 2001 on Congregation Records.

In 2003 Fourth Floor Collapse released its second album, From the Cold, for which it received extensive airplay on Triple J and public radio around the country, with tracks such as "Made Believe", "Sun", and "Stories Unglued".

Frustrated by the isolation of Perth the three main songwriters, Dan Forrestal, Rhys Kealley and Michael Miller relocated to Melbournemarker in 2005 adding bass player, Jesse Delaney and drummer Michael Parker. The group signed to Creative Vibes with whom they recorded and released their third album Books with Broken Spines in 2006. Singles released from this album were, "Drink 'til You Drown", "Occupation" and "Ashes". The release was followed by heavy touring by the band and by the beginning of 2008 they had clocked up over 250 shows. They commenced recording their fourth album in early 2008. The album, Victoria, was recorded in Melbourne; mixed in Perth by Andy Lawson (Little Birdy, Eskimo Joe & End of Fashion) and Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe); and mastered in Sydney, it was released on 13 October, 2008.

In March 2009 a question was asked on facebook of Rhys Kealley from the band 'Has FFC split up?'. No response was received. Rhys has relocated to London


  • "Worn Out" featured on the Gotye remix/cover compilation nominated for Best Album at the 2007 ARIA awards.
  • Books with Broken Spines nominated in top 25 of the 2006 Australian Music Prize
  • 10 West Australian Music Awards, including Most Popular Original Rock Act, Most Popular Local Recorded Release and Most Popular Band Website'(2001) 'Most Popular Local Original Rock Act' (2002)
  • WAM Song of the Year Pop category (2001)
  • Next Big Thing (1999)


  • Jesse Delaney : bass
  • Dan Forrestal : guitar, mandolin, piano, vocals
  • Rhys Kealley : guitar, piano, melodica, vocals
  • Michael Miller : lead vocal, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Michael Parker : drums



  • Half Deserted Streets (May 2001, Congregation Records/MGM Distribution)
  • From the Cold (October 2003, Congregation Records/MGM Distribution)
  • Books with Broken Spines (January 2006, Creative Vibes)
  • Victoria (October 2008, Creative Vibes)


  • Plans for Dream Homes (March 2000, QStik Records/MGM Distribution)
  • Godspeed (November 2004, Congregation Records)


  • "Made Believe" (2001)
  • "One Last Arrow" (2001)
  • "Sun" (February 2003, Congregation Records / MGM Distribution)
  • "Night Under Lights" (2003, Congregation Records / MGM Distribution)
  • "Stories Unglued" (February 2004, Congregation Records / MGM Distribution)
  • "Drink 'til you Drown" (January 2006, Creative Vibes)
  • "Occupation" (June 2006, Creative Vibes)
  • "Ashes" (November 2006, Creative Vibes )


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