Monday, June 13, 2011

Umm Yeah, It's Hurricanes

The last great band to come out of Mount Gambier was '80s literate rockers Moodists (well, band founders Dave Graney and Clare Moore at least). From that SA town we now welcome Ross De Chene Hurricanes, a two-piece garage outfit, one-part surf punk/one-part Jonathan Richman rock'n'roll. The Hurricanes have previously cited fellow South Australians, and heritage listed '60s rockers, Masters Apprentices as an influence (alongside The Saints and Super Wild Horses), and it was heard in the raw sonics they achieved Saturday night, supporting Dirt Farmer at the Order. In light of the success by bands Bass Drum Of Death, DZ Deathrays and Jeff The Brotherhood, could 2011 be the year of the power garage duo?

Umm yeah I surf by Ross de Chene Hurricanes

Friday, June 3, 2011

Twitchin' For Sons & Daughters

Never too far from dance beats in the past, Scottish band Sons & Daughters have moved a little closer on their forthcoming Mirror, Mirror album (through Domino). Their last album The Gift was a fury of indie guitars and fiery beats produced by former Suede man Bernard Butler. But the band were already dabbling in the darkside having played at Glasgow club night Optimo and covering Adamski's 'Killer'. First Mirror cut previewed was the wonky wave of 'Breaking Fun' (think Fire Engines), followed by the Shriekback-esque 'Silver Spell'. Now they've unveiled a 'Silver Spell' remix by Optimo's JD Twitch, who has also produced the album at the infamous Green Door studio (check last year's Green Door Kids comp).

Sons & Daughters - Silver Spell (A JD Twitch Optimo Remix) by DominoRecordCo