Since their inception in 2003 Melbourne three piece THE STABS have toured independently outside Australia five times, released three 7- singles, sold out two pressings of their debut album Dirt, supported the likes of Mudhoney, Rowland S Howard, The Scientists and Lubricated Goat and continue to play shows all over Australia. 2009 has been a huge year for The Stabs having played the inaugural Australian 'All Tomorrows Parties' festival at the request of curators Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. They also made a trip across the ditch to play New Zealand's legendary "Camp a Low Hu" and made their first visit to Asia, touring Malaysia and Taiwan during August. October sees the release of their second album DEAD WOOD on Spooky Records. A much more accomplished effort than their first, this album contains some of the best songs the band have produced to date and is sure to go down in history as an Australian classic.