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    In Mid 1998 the Crawlspace debut E.P. ‘Afraid’ was the first release to gain national attention for the fledgling WA Label Embryo Records ( Then called Rocket Records / Phantom Music WA. It received rave reviews from music critics and the title track was added on high rotation to Triple J, 96.1FM, HotFM, 2UNE and RTRFM and 30 other stations nationwide. The Away single followed closely behind in early 1999 and picked up a swag of national airplay culminating in the band being the MMM Adopt a Band for the month of May. Away became the 9th most played rock song in Australia and reached number 17 on the ARIA national alternative charts.
    Crawlspace secured a publishing deal with Warner/Chappel and released their 1st album ‘Motion in Late 1999’. TV appearances included channel V (live and interviews), Hey Hey it’s Saturday (performing ‘Away’ live) and Telethon. On the live front, Crawlspace promoted the album with 10 trips to the East Coast including tours with Grinspoon, Pacifier, Taxiride and The Whitlams, Matchbox 20, Deadstar, Primary, Cold Chisel (In front of 18,000 at the Burswood dome) and at The Big Day Out. (Perth Leg)
    Crawlspace were nominated for an ARIA for ‘Best independent release’ up against the likes of Josh Abrahms and Diana Ah Naid, and after a busy 2000 the band took a break and started writing material for their follow-up album due out 2004