Combining the talents of brothers Lachlan (guitar and vocals) and Leigh Ewbank (drums) as well as Ali Edmonds (bass) Damn Terran have rightfully earned a reputation for being one of Melbourne’s most incendiary live bands.
‘Rational Economic Man’ is four minutes of addictive tension and release. Anger and control play out meticulously in staccato chords, stop/start rhythms and Ewbank’s melodic yet virulent vocals.
To capture Rational Economic Man’s raucous glory, Damn Terran invited dedicated fans and curious punters to a Melbourne warehouse for the filming of its accompanying video clip. The entire clip was shot using head-cameras worn by the band and members of the audience, resulting in a realistic view of both band and fan alike.
Heartbreak Club are rapidly becoming Australia’s beacon of hope for Geek Rock; spearheading a new wave of 1990’s inspired intelligent, ironic and self-deprecating punk-infused tunes.
The band recorded their 2010 debut album ‘Our Horse Is Dead’ at Sing Sing Studios with US producer Ed Rose (Motion City Soundtrack, The Get Up Kids) and local engineer Matt Voigt (The Killers, Midnight Oil, The Living End).
What doesn’t kill us takes a long time to make us stronger. It’s a statement that the four individuals from the mid-north coast of New South Wales who comprise ROYAL CHANT bid you consider well, through the ten tracks of their debut album RAISE YOUR GLASS & COLLAPSE.
‘Ghosts’ is the first track from the their debut album RAISE YOUR GLASS & COLLAPSE – due out mid 2011.
Lion Island are a 6 piece out of Brisbane. After two years of hard gigging, the band is a formidable live act and have recorded a debut album due for release in the coming months. The sound is full and dynamic with so many instruments, and their varied influences combined with solid pop sensibilities help make both entertaining and interesting music.
Genre: Rock/indie/new wave
Catch Lion Island live at the Brisbane Powerhouse every Friday in February 2011. Shows are free and all ages – more details at facebook.com/lionisland