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Darling James, Dan Parsons, Louis Spoils announce one-off Brisbane show

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It’s no secret that many Bris-based creatives often head south but sometimes, if we’re lucky, they come back, undoubtedly for the weather. Five former residents entangled within projects Darling James, Dan Parsons and Louis Spoils are all making the trek to warmer environs and playing Black Bear Lodge Sunday, August 10 for one very special evening of observational rock, retro-lution folk and prog-tinged indie pop.
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Woodford Folk Festival – December 27th, 2010 – Photo Gallery

Photographer: Stuart Blythe
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Photographer: Stuart Blythe
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Dan Parsons – “Firestarter” LP Review

Review: Lana Harris

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  When writing about music, there’s a variety of words to use in order to avoid saying ‘song’ over and over again. For the most part, these words are interchangeable – the exact meaning matters little. Dan Parsons’ music took exception to this and the word ‘ditty’ just kept springing to mind. The exact meaning of ‘ditty’ is a short simple song, a poem intended to be sung, and this description fits his musical style like a ripped pair of skinny jeans fits indie pop.

The tracks on Firestarter are all short pop numbers, hanging around the three minute mark and taking inspiration from the catalogue of relationship

experiences that pop loves to work with. Parsons’uses a reflective, ruminative style to shape his words, which invoke images from the time of life found in the space after school, drifting past innocence but having not yet arrived anywhere else.
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CD Review: Dan Parsons – Run With Me

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Review by: Lana Harris

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   It’s a little known fact that record companies are the perpetuators of the idea that only by hearing a song can you get it out of your head – which conveniently places it in one thousand other people’s minds when you request it on the radio. Eventually people buy it for an always accessible cure, and thus the song’s place on the charts is secured.

‘Cut Off’, the B side track to ‘Run with Me’, is a song that gets stuck in your mind.

Verses open on drums and vocals, the guitars follow a few bars later, and soon enough the tempo has built up to the four word chorus. Tambourine and piano chords add more interest to the usual instruments that dominate guitar based singles. ‘Cut Off’ could be a stand alone single, as could ‘We Were so Young’, a track which screams ‘our song’ for girls with floral dresses and their childhood sweethearts. The B sides’ quality suggests that when the album is released, it will be an impressive offering.
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BIG SOUND 2009 Summit & Showcases : Free MP3 Downloads

BIG SOUND 2009 Summit & Showcases http://www.bigsound.org.au
  Download 20 free Big Sound – New Music Sampler tracks.by clicking the Big Sound image.

The Live program is bigger than ever this year, with over 60 acts, including Robert Schneider (The Apples in Stereo – USA), The Airborn Toxic Event (USA), Bob Evans (WA), Bertie Blackman (NSW), Old Man River (NSW), The Middle East (QLD) and more, taking the stage across two nights at 6 venues throughout the Fortitude Valley.

See www.bigsound.org.au for the full program of 60 live acts, and to book tickets.
(Artist List Below)
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