Lifetime as a Beginner

by International Karate

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price




All of these tunes were recorded completely live with zero overdubs to act as a demo for the new album with the working title of "Lifetime as a Beginner" - which never eventuated. The recording went so well we made a few copies to serve as promo discs for radio and a couple of these songs got a bit of airplay circa winter 2008.

Towards the end of our time as a band the song-writing process had all but ceased and these four tunes were the last we all agreed were complete enough to record and are, therefore, the last 'finished' IK songs.

Had we gotten around to actually make another record it might have been a cracker, so this acts as a peek at what could have been. Recorded sometime around May 2008 these four tracks are as far as we got. Now you can go there too.


released August 22, 2015

All instruments:
Andrew Polydorou
Aaron Pepper
Callan Fox
Mark Mascia

Recorded by:
Adam Shirley

Mark Mascia

Sara Brocklesby



all rights reserved


International Karate Melbourne, Australia

International Karate
Callan Fox
Mark Mascia
Aaron Pepper
Andrew Polydorou

Melbourne, Australia.
1998 - 2009.

A glimpse at that brief moment in time at the turn of the century when it all seemed possible; through the healing wash of delay and reverb, slow songs at high volumes, stamping of the feet and staring at the ceilings.

Thank you for listening.
... more

contact / help

Contact International Karate

Streaming and
Download help