Rogue Traders is an Australian electronic rock band formed in Melbourne, Victoria in 2002 by mainstay James Ash on keyboards. In 1989, Ash met fellow original member Steve Davis in London while both were working as DJs. Before forming Rogue Traders, the pair had worked together on many projects, including the dance music act Union State, which relocated to Melbourne in 1992. The group's name comes from the 1999 drama film, Rogue Trader. They were joined in 2004 by soap opera actress, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, on lead vocals, Cameron McGlinchey on drums and Tim Henwood on guitar. Davis continued as a behind-the-scenes member, contributing to the songwriting process but not making any public appearances with the group.

Rogue Traders have achieved chart success in Australia, with seven top 20 hits on the ARIA Singles Chart, "One of My Kind", "Voodoo Child", "Way to Go!", "Watching You", "We're Coming Home", "Don't You Wanna Feel" and "I Never Liked You". Their most successful single, "Voodoo Child", peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart, number four in Australia, number seven on the New Zealand Singles Chart and number fifteen on the Irish Singles Chart. The group's two Top 5 albums in Australia are Here Come the Drums (2005) and Better in the Dark (2007). In 2007, Here Comes the Drums was certified 4× platinum by ARIA for shipment of 280,000 copies, while Better in the Dark was certified platinum in 2008. As of 2008, Rogue Traders have been nominated for ten ARIA Awards, three MTV AVMA Awards, one The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, one Inside Film Award, and eight APRA Awards.

In June 2008, Bassingthwaighte dumped the band to focus on her acting and solo music career. In July that year, her then-boyfriend and later husband, McGrinchey, also left the band. In November that year, Mindi Jackson was revealed as the new lead singer to replace Bassingthwaighte. Peter Marin joined on drums to replace McGrinchey. The band was unceremoniously dumped by Sony Records in 2010, and split due to infighting shortly afterwards. Their fourth studio album and greatest hits compilation, The Sound of Drums, was released after their split in November 2011.On 15 December 2015, it was announced that the group had reformed with former lead singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte. The band were working on new music, expected to be released in late 2017, which had not yet materialised as of 2021, though a 2021 remix EP of "In Love Again" was released in June 2021.

Cut The Chord

Cut The Chord

June 25, 2021

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In Love Again 2021 (Remixes)

In Love Again 2021 (Remixes)

June 4, 2021

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In Love Again 2021 (James Ash & Marcus Knight Radio Edit)

In Love Again 2021 (James Ash & Marcus Knight Radio Edit)

May 14, 2021

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Hearts Beat As One (Official Song of the Qantas Socceroos)

Hearts Beat As One (Official Song of the Qantas Socceroos)

May 24, 2010

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Would You Raise Your Hands?

Would You Raise Your Hands?

May 3, 2010

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Love Is A War

Love Is A War

January 4, 2010

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What You're On

What You're On

April 19, 2008

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I Never Liked You

I Never Liked You

January 12, 2008

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Better In The Dark

Better In The Dark

October 13, 2007

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Don't You Wanna Feel

Don't You Wanna Feel

September 29, 2007

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Voodoo Child

Voodoo Child

January 1, 2007

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Watching You

Watching You

January 1, 2007

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We're Coming Home

We're Coming Home

June 10, 2006

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Here Come The Drums

Here Come The Drums

October 23, 2005

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Way To Go! (Remixes)

Way To Go! (Remixes)

October 9, 2005

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Stay?

Stay?

June 2, 2003

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We Know What You're Up To

We Know What You're Up To

May 5, 2003

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One Of My Kind

One Of My Kind

February 24, 2003

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The Sound Of Drums

The Sound Of Drums

January 1, 2003

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Give In To Me

Give In To Me

October 14, 2002

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Need You To Show Me

Need You To Show Me

April 11, 2002

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Way To Go!

Way To Go!

February 2, 2002

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