DESERTERS Pale Morning (Popboomerang)
Not to be confused with the Malaysian band of the same name, these Deserters are Aussies. However, like their Malaysian counterparts, the Oz Deserters managed to combine heartfelt melodies with a roots rock sensibility that is always pleasurable. Perhaps Pale Morning channels Cosmic American Music is a more obvious manner but I am certainly not complaining. PoP visitors will know that alt-country will always hit the spot for yours truly and when delivered with a touch of Beatlesque magic which Deserters accomplish on many occasions here, its pop bliss!