‘First Contact’ has so many positive things going for it, with the excellent vocals and production making for the some of the best Australian electro-pop music that we’ve heard in 2020.
It’s a banger that people should be playing over the next few months, whether they’re with their friends at the beach, at a pool party over the new year’s period or simply just needing something to lift their mood. I’m keen to see what The Lulu Raes do next, and hopefully catch them at a live show soon.
A set that was full of energy, really well performed songs, enjoyably awkward banter between the members, and easily one of the best shows I’ve been to in a while.
There’s a lot of trial and error, back and forth, and about 20 versions of the song before we got to the final version that we stuck with, whether it was the intertwining melodies that were too distracting or having to remove one or two things. It’s the trial and error that makes the process an arduous journey, but in the end a rewarding one.
It’s almost fortunate that Covid-19 happened, or else Kingswood might not have ever made ‘Revelries’, making an album that really made me fully appreciate ‘Juveniles’ even more, but also really showcases just how talented this band is. With a unique switch in style for the band, strong writing and great instrumentals, it’s one that fans of Kingswood definitely shouldn’t miss.
Right from the start, “It’s All Connected” brings a nostalgic pop sound that is not only enjoyable, but also is a groovy treat for the ears
Whilst not quite as big in sound compared to previous DZ Deathrays songs, it is still filled with a chorus that is nothing short of epic, and a hook that is guaranteed to catch the ears of every listener
People who have seen us live will know that we like to crack jokes and have a fun time. There’s also a bit of political commentary, and I think that it’s the first time that we’ve tried to tap in and write songs with a bit more of an introspective look at how politics affects us opposed to how the world around us affects us, and how we all fit into the that world in a bit more depth.
There aren’t many bands that have made six consecutively great albums in recent years, but Ball Park Music have certainly just showed us that they can with this album.
If ‘Towards the Sun’ shows us anything about White Bonsai, it’s that the band are pretty talented as musicians with their classic alt-rock influenced vocals and instrumentals.