Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

The Horrors, Slowdive, Echo & the Bunnymen


band members

Gabe Strachan - Lead Vocals/Synth Leon Wan - Bass/Vocals Sam Sedgwick - Drums/Percussion Oliver Nicholls - Guitar/Vocals Jono Crowden - Guitar/Vocals


Influences

Phoenix, Editors


Bio

Introducing Dark Arts. Four mangy striplings fished from the squalid confines of Ballarat's badlands and flung into a vortex of musical debauchery by the almighty powers that be.we are gay Following the birth of an (assumedly) ongoing and highly intimate love-affair between frontman Gabe Strachan and the 'organ' setting on his keyboard, Dark Arts have since concocted the ultimate proverbial potato-mash to suit their collective musical palate. The result? A big, buttery sonic puree, blending the dank, synth-riddled sounds of Echo & The Bunnymen with more dynamic contemporaries, such as Bloc Party and Metronomy. // Debut film-clip for 'Heart Strings' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-nbqLZB07c

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

24 Sep 2012

Triple J
40

This is seriously well executed. The main riff just sticks out like the peak of a spooky cathedral in a city skyline at dusk. What a strange metaphor but I'm sticking with it. Great, dark and tasty vibe.

This is seriously well executed. The main riff just sticks out like the peak of a spooky cathedral in a city skyline at dusk. What a strange metaphor but I'm sticking with it. Great, dark and tasty vibe.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

02 Oct 2012

Triple J
40

This is impeccably produced, everything just sits right and cuts through with clarity. There's a pretty solid song holding it all together too - keen to hear more!

This is impeccably produced, everything just sits right and cuts through with clarity. There's a pretty solid song holding it all together too - keen to hear more!