Sunday Selection: Drawn from Bees : 21 June 2009

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Drawn from Bees    With their compelling live show and a much-loved storybook 2008 debut EP, The Boy and the Ocean, Drawn from Bees, have grown their now devoted audience to a respectful size in the time-honoured way, by quietly winning people over, one show at a time.

The band set themselves the ambitious task of writing, recording and releasing a new batch of music every six months. In late 2008 they begged, borrowed and stole to piece together a much more expansive body of work.

March 2009 marked their second release, a new collection of 9 musical stories entitled, And the Blind Shall Lead the Way, delving into rich Russian-chorale influenced vocal harmonies and melody-laden Australian art-rock.

Within weeks of its release, And the Blind Shall Lead the Way, was supported by radio stations around the country; Richard Kingsmill’s Triple J flagship show, 2009, along with added Triple J support from the likes of Lunch with Vijay and Home & Hosed as well as a plethora of the best community radio stations around Australia.

Drawn from Bees were finalists in the QLD leg of Garage2V, going on to play V Festival at the Gold Coast, as well as pulling together a string of support shows for The Devoted Few, Little Red and Ground Components.

Indie / Alternative

Brisbane, QLD

Dan James – vox, guitars
Stew Riddle – bass, vox
Matt Wedmaier – drums, vox
Raven Jones – guitars, keys

pink floyd, David Bowie, THE ARCADE FIRE


Upcoming gigs:
26 Jun 2009 8:00 P
**Long Tooth Tour** @ The Troubadour Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
28 Jun 2009 3:00 P
**Long Tooth Tour** Livespark @ The Brisbane Powerhouse (All Ages) New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland