Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

The Byrds, Bob Dylan, The Strange Boys, Os Mutantes


band members

Lewis Rice O'Donnell - Vocals, Guitar Jordan Shakespeare - Drums Indigo Foster-Tuke - Bass James Hussey - Organ


Influences

The Byrds, Os Mutantes


Website

cussband.bandcamp.com/

Bio

Cuss is the collaboration between Lewis Rice O'Donnell and Jordan Shakespeare. Recorded in Shakespeare's home studio in Fremantle, these tracks see O'Donnell's song writing produced and arranged in a tighter pop form. Thanks to digital to tape and tape to digital conversions, the recordings have a 60s analogue quality, reminiscent of The Kinks and The Byrds.

2019 has had them riding the wave of their first single, 'Never Again' and b-side 'Mainland', and now with the release of their second single, 'Thrills In The Dark' and b-side 'Little House Down By The Beach' (a cover of local legends Doctopus' smashing sad country ballad) they're gearing up for a summer of more releases and shows with bassist Indigo Foster-Tuke from Boat Show and Oosterbanger and organist James Hussey, from The Worms.

Known for his solo work and as the front man in the loose and raucous The Feast of Snakes (featuring Peter Bibby's bass player Strawbs), O'Donnell sings in Cuss, writes the lyrics, and plucks the guitar parts on a 60s Fyrbyrd guitar. Shakespeare, who has previously worked on Stella Donnelly's "Thrush Metal" album and an array of d.i.y W.A rock and roll, is the production man, developing and recording O'Donnell's songs and playing drums.

Review

Review by David Woodhead David Woodhead

20 Jan 2020

Triple J
35

Perfect song for a road trip. I can almost hear my parents fighting over directions!

Perfect song for a road trip. I can almost hear my parents fighting over directions!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

17 Jan 2020

Triple J
40

i don't know how you exhumed this from the secret vault of songs from the 60s & 70s but i'm so happy you did. beautifully classic.

i don't know how you exhumed this from the secret vault of songs from the 60s & 70s but i'm so happy you did. beautifully classic.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

07 Jan 2020

Triple J
40

I'm an easy sucker for this! Love this homey-laid back, kinda old school sorta vibe you bring out with those sounds.

I'm an easy sucker for this! Love this homey-laid back, kinda old school sorta vibe you bring out with those sounds.