Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

14 Dec 2011

Triple J
40

Oddly hypnotic production on this that just builds with more guitar scrapes and handclaps as things go along. And there's an almost Bowie-like quality to the vocals. All these things are winners for me.

Oddly hypnotic production on this that just builds with more guitar scrapes and handclaps as things go along. And there's an almost Bowie-like quality to the vocals. All these things are winners for me.

Review

Caleb_Widener

17 Mar 2017

40

This up beat, psychedelic song opens with a strong synth at the beginning, grabbing the attention of the listener. With Nick Allbrook on lead vocals and Cam Avery on the backup vocals its gives a hypnotic feel to it. With a simple handclap beat that goes on throughout the duration of the song, it gives it a jolly feel to it. The synth gives it a great psych tone to it, which I love a bout it. T...

This up beat, psychedelic song opens with a strong synth at the beginning, grabbing the attention of the listener. With Nick Allbrook on lead vocals and Cam Avery on the backup vocals its gives a hypnotic feel to it. With a simple handclap beat that goes on throughout the duration of the song, it gives it a jolly feel to it. The synth gives it a great psych tone to it, which I love a bout it. The harmonies in the chorus makes the vocals sound much fuller than in the verses. The acoustic guitar is a great choice as it keeps everything nice and simple, whereas an electric guitar would take away from the strong synth chord progression.

The strong synth accents and the acoustic strums in the intro causes tension for when the vocals come. The drums comes in perfectly with the vocals, and it fits seamlessly throughout the first verse. When the pre chorus comes in, the tempo speeds up a bit, building anticipation for the chorus. This is a great technique as it doesn't make the song 'one dimensional'. The upbeat synth, guitar, drums and vocals make it perfect to bob your head to. The drums are simple, allowing more room for the vocal, complimenting the two well.

The electric guitar in the pre-chorus has subtle heavy effects, making it easy to miss. However the use of heavy effects helps build up tension for the chorus, making it more exciting to listen to. With effects on the vocals, it lets the song compliment the vocals.

The chorus uses the same riff and beat as the verses, though the vocals have more layers to it making it sound very 'Bowie' like. Everything about the chorus is calm and inviting. Not much changes in the chorus, until it goes it goes back to the verse.

The outro is very groovy. The cymbals and snare work well with what is happening with all the other instruments. It is a rather long outro lasting one minute, with "ahh" melodies going over the drums, synth and guitars.

Overall I think that the track is really good for the budget and instruments they had. Its really catchy with a groovy synth and guitar riff. I would've liked to seen a similar riff in the chorus, rather than using the same one, however the verse riff works well with the chorus. They had a great use of reverb, giving it more space in the the song. I would rate the song a 3.9 out of 5 and will gladly continuing listening to it over time.

More Less

Review

Review by meaghan_w meaghan_w

12 Jun 2014

45

a deliciously lo-fi adventure brimming with gorgeous, catchy melodies thriving in and amongst the vocal lines. really nice, upbeat vibes - & you'll be making those finger pop sounds w/ your mouth before you know it!

a deliciously lo-fi adventure brimming with gorgeous, catchy melodies thriving in and amongst the vocal lines. really nice, upbeat vibes - & you'll be making those finger pop sounds w/ your mouth before you know it!

Review

ur friend

08 Sep 2012

50

Dead set catchy.

Dead set catchy.

Review

50

love the combination of the brilliant A team. 5 star haute couture quality

love the combination of the brilliant A team. 5 star haute couture quality

Review

tokyo-witch

23 Aug 2011

50

Awesome and fresh!

Awesome and fresh!

Review

skorup

14 Aug 2011

50

I love dancing to this! It's brilliant!

I love dancing to this! It's brilliant!

Review

prof edward

31 Jul 2011

50

oh my lord!

oh my lord!

Review

Sebi Starkey

04 Jul 2011

50

lovely. i like what you do.

lovely. i like what you do.

Review

Dandotcraig

29 Jun 2011

50

i like it alot :)

i like it alot :)

Review

50

Excellent collaboration :) making the most perfect of tunes :) cannot wait until BIG 'ART is released. PS. you should upload wasted love, so we can download that ;)

Excellent collaboration :) making the most perfect of tunes :) cannot wait until BIG 'ART is released. PS. you should upload wasted love, so we can download that ;)