Artist info

Genre

Indie


Sounds like

Something For Kate, Purplene, Death cab for cutie


band members

Nick - Guitars, Singing, Words; Lisy - Violin, Singing; Simon - Drums, Drum Programming; Dwayne - Bass; Alison - Piano, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone;


Influences

Sun Kil Moon, Why?, Bark Psychosis


Website

epithets.net

Bio

Epithets are a five piece independent band from Brisbane and Melbourne, Australia. Their new album, "The Wellspring", is available online from epithets.net Following a cultishly revered demo in 2010 and their much-lauded debut LP “Year Of Glad” in 2011, 2012’s “A New Tradition” EP saw the band’s prolific nature continuing in parallel with their unrelentingly self-enforced musical growth. The title track was voted to #37 on 4ZZZ’s Hot 100, and was played regularly on Triple J Unearthed for four months. Bolstered by this reception, the band decamped to a farmhouse outside of Toowoomba in November 2012, drawing inspiration from the isolation and brutal heatwave alike to begin composing their second LP. "The Wellspring" is the result. Recorded in July 2013 by Casey Rice (The Dirty Three, Tortoise, Sunny Day Real Estate, Grand Salvo), the album is all at once a passionate ode to, and dissection of, the notion of "home" - along with what it means to leave one behind. Writing all music collaboratively for the first time, the band's innate sonic curiosity has resulted in a group of confidently dynamic songs, richly augmented by vibraphone, trumpet, cello, drum machine and guest vocalists. With members now spread across 2000kms of Australia's eastern seaboard, the band will embark on a rare national tour in support of the album in February 2014, coinciding with the Vinyl release in partnership with Brisbane's Lofly label (Mr Maps, Skinny Jean).

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

12 Jul 2012

Triple J
40

Yeah, I like this a lot. Nick's voice seems like it could fall apart at any moment lending the tune a pretty interesting brittle quality and the flourishes of instrumentation just seal the deal.

Yeah, I like this a lot. Nick's voice seems like it could fall apart at any moment lending the tune a pretty interesting brittle quality and the flourishes of instrumentation just seal the deal.

Review

Reviewed by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

17 Jul 2012

Triple J
40

There's a great sparkling, post rock element to your pop song here, that im really enjoying. And you can really hear every word - it's delicate, but quite a rollicker.

There's a great sparkling, post rock element to your pop song here, that im really enjoying. And you can really hear every word - it's delicate, but quite a rollicker.