The Meanies are an indie Australian punk rock band, formed in 1989. The current band members include Link Meanie (Lincoln McLennon), Ringo Meanie (Mark Hobbs) and Wally Meanie (Roderick Kempton). The Meanies had a hiatus in the mid-late 1990s, but began performing again in 1998. The band is known for its highly energetic performances, with vocalist Link being injured on stage on several occasions.
Australian Rolling Stone said The Meanies songs, "will all be short, between two and three minutes every time. Each burst of savage punk/pop noise will also be a potential anthem; an unclean riff with a beating heart of pure melody."
They have been cited as influential for bands including Frenzal Rhomb.