Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Tags

mellow


band members

Tom Iansek


Bio

At the end of 2010’s long winter, Tom Iansek, one half of rising eclectic indie pop duo Big Scary, began a particularly fertile period of writing and recording. Holed up in his house, the prolific Melbourne songwriter laid down a full album of solo recordings that would eventually be gathered under the Dads moniker. Recorded variously in his garage, bedroom and living room, Iansek’s Dads recordings bear a similar wide‐reaching, anything goes approach to that of his main gig: ranging from warm, hushed balladry to cathartic rock numbers to gorgeously spare instrumentals, the tracks are united only by an effortless pop sensibility and lightness of touch that are quickly becoming the hallmarks of Iansek’s ever-growing body of songs. Where Big Scary’s tracks typically make use of just a couple of instruments, Dads finds Iansek experimenting with a fuller, more layered approach, adding flourishes of bass and piano and vocal harmonies and mandolins and glockenspiels to his intricate guitar work, making for a rich, diverse and rewarding listen. The full Album will be released May 13.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

09 May 2011

Triple J
50

The most 'Big Scary' cut of the album and a wonderful tune in its own right. The insistent drum pattern, the joyfully pure melody, le lyrics. It just clicks together so effortlessly.

The most 'Big Scary' cut of the album and a wonderful tune in its own right. The insistent drum pattern, the joyfully pure melody, le lyrics. It just clicks together so effortlessly.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

13 Apr 2011

Triple J
40

Mr. Iansek, you've done it again. The lusher backing is wonderful, the glitzier sound doesn't detract from Big Scary but it's always great to have more tunes from such a talented young'un. and P.S. that photo... enjoyably riddick!

Mr. Iansek, you've done it again. The lusher backing is wonderful, the glitzier sound doesn't detract from Big Scary but it's always great to have more tunes from such a talented young'un. and P.S. that photo... enjoyably riddick!

Review

Review by J.Wolfburg J.Wolfburg

07 Nov 2015

40

wow, love the sound of this!

wow, love the sound of this!