Artist info

Genre

Pop, Rock


Sounds like

the beatles, radiohead, Tom Waits


band members

Ben Witt - Vox, guitar, keyz... Elliot Smith - Drums James Ireland - Keyz Hamish Rahn - Bass


Influences

Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Prince


Bio

The Chemist formed when all four members met studying music at university. Fronted by Ben Witt (who also plays guitar in the Bob Evans band), The Chemist's first gig was a heat in the prestigious Next Big Thing Competition. They won their heat and ended up runners-up in the entire competition. They've since worked with Luke Steele of the sleepy jackson, & supported End of Fashion, Birds of Tokyo, Sugar Army & more.

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Ki...

02 Dec 2008

Triple J
40

This is a really different song to "Stars". It's got a sleazy early '70s glam vibe. Very primal. The little tinkering on the piano is a nice touch that earn't them an extra star!

This is a really different song to "Stars". It's got a sleazy early '70s glam vibe. Very primal. The little tinkering on the piano is a nice touch that earn't them an extra star!

Review

Reviewed by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

17 Jun 2008

Triple J
40

The beat on this song sounds like a heartbeat in my ears... given this band is called The Chemist that's kinda fitting. Classic late 60's pop psychedelia here... although I'm unsure whether the recording is lo-fi or the mp3 transfer is a little thin to the ears. Either way, the classic Bowie sound is here and it's pretty darn good.

The beat on this song sounds like a heartbeat in my ears... given this band is called The Chemist that's kinda fitting. Classic late 60's pop psychedelia here... although I'm unsure whether the recording is lo-fi or the mp3 transfer is a little thin to the ears. Either way, the classic Bowie sound is here and it's pretty darn good.

Review

askalice

02 Dec 2008

40

this sounds more like wolfmother than the beatles or radio head but that is by no means a bad thing. i like the singers "rapture-esque" voice and the contrast between dark rock and splashes of light hearted piano keep it interesting.

this sounds more like wolfmother than the beatles or radio head but that is by no means a bad thing. i like the singers "rapture-esque" voice and the contrast between dark rock and splashes of light hearted piano keep it interesting.