Artist info

Genre

Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Tom Waits, Pink Floyd


band members

Liam Gale: Guitars and Vocals Rosie Jackson: Backing Vocals and Percussion Anja Leszinsky: Backing Vocals Jack Perry: Guitars Zach Manning: Horns Neel Shukla: Drums James Thomas: Bass, Mix Engineer


Influences

Joni Mitchell, Motown, 70s Prog


Bio

Sydney based songwriter and performer Liam Gale sings about life in the city, love and sex, Catholic guilt and general melodrama. Backed by rhythm and blues ensemble the Ponytails, prominent influences include mid 80’s Tom Waits, mid 70’s Joni Mitchell, Motown girl groups, Twin Peaks, Dark Side of the Moon, and early Crowded House.

“Gravitas and turmoil seep from this... it twists and turns through the sumptuous darkness.” – Nkechi Anele, Triple J.

Fuzzed out guitars wrestle with what wants to be funk rhythm section in a live set that stumbles from surf-country to almost reggae to straight up blues rock.

While Liam Gale croons over his resonator in conversation with the Pony Ladies, hollow body guitars and a growling tenor sax pulse over a 70’s soul inspired rhythm section. Tense, dense and moody, Liam Gale & the Ponytails present a syrupy take on the blues.

Dusty, not rusty: it’s the music that’s a little bit muzac.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

03 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

Gravitas and turmoil seep from this tune as it twists and turns through the sumptuous darkness.

Gravitas and turmoil seep from this tune as it twists and turns through the sumptuous darkness.