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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Review: Lana Harris
– Dan Parsons
|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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Dan Parsons – Run With Me
Review by: Lana Harris
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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See www.bigsound.org.au for the full program of 60 live acts, and to book tickets.
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