Listening to Bootikins, the 2nd album in Aussie band Augie March‘s comeback since they returned from hiatus in 2014, it’s hard to imagine music that is more far removed from what is trendy in modern rock circles than this.
When you consider how obsessed the current modern rock scene is with the 80s New Romantic/Big Music vibe, it makes perfect sense for Simple Minds to freshen up their sound by going back to a tried and tested formula.
This is probably one of the toughest reviews I’ve ever written. Ever since I first listened to this debut full-length from Seattle’s Fleet Foxes, I’ve been wondering how in the world I would be able to string together a couple (or more) sentences that would do justice to this masterpiece! For a band to be able to meld the rustic melodic beauty of Brian Wilson/Van Dyke Parks’ Smile and the heartfelt echoes of 70s singer-songwriter movement, is almost unbelievable.
The first weekend of 2018 sees an instrumental rock double-header at the Esplanade Annexe Studio. After Friday’s show with pg.lost and In Each Hand a Cutlass, it will be the turn of Amateur Takes Control to blow us away as they launch the dynamic new ATCEP2 on Saturday, January 6th!
Bailing out Betsy are a 5 piece alternative rock band heavily influenced by the music powerhouses of the 1990s – from Stone Roses to Radiohead, Kula Shakers to Oasis, Red Hot Chilli Pepper to Black Crowes.