Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie


Sounds like

lcd sound system, Soulwax, The Rapture


band members

Jacob Hicks - vocals/guitars, James Grundy - bass/electronics, Sam Mitchell - drums/vocals, Shane Rudken - keys/vocals


Influences

Africa Hitech, blur, My Bloody Valentine


Bio

Re:Enactment are the anti-fast food of the Brisbane electro scene. Raw and visceral their music means something to them, and they want it to mean something to you too. They have worked their guts out to bring you a preview double-A side from their forthcoming debut album released March 1 2012. The single 'Problematic' sees the band at their put-your-handbags-down-and-dance best. The contrasting slow burn of 'Nintendogs' invokes day old red wine, lino floors and past mistakes in equal measure – it will stalk you till you love it, or take out an A.V.O. Re:Enactment are Jacob Hicks, Shane Rudken, James Grundy and Sam Mitchell, They've been playing gigs together since 2007 to rave reviews, supporting such acts as We Have Band (UK), PVT and Subaudible Hum. Here's what people have said about their work: "…one of Brisbane's best bands, live, or otherwise." MATT O'NEILL, Time Off "… Re:enactment are in a league of their own, producing a sound that somehow manages to simultaneously travel both into the future and back in time to bring you the best in electro sounds, they are, to say the least, unique." COURTNEY WOTHERSPOON, Scene Magazine "...Even now, they're still one of Brisbane's most exciting bands. JAKEB SMITH, Rave Magazine, The most recent evolution of Re:Enactment’s sound was forged in conjunction with Australian producer Burke Reid (Gerling, The Drones, PVT, The Mess Hall). Their debut LP was recently recorded by Stephen Bartlett (The Winnie Coopers, Skinny Jean, Mr Maps) and mixed by Reid at Big Jesus Burger studios in Sydney. The results so far are a tantalising preview of how inventive, versatile, inspiring and focused Re:Enactment will appear once their new songs are unleashed on an unwitting public.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

17 Jan 2012

Triple J
40

Love the description, the slightly detached vocal works well over such finely produced sounds, and those harmonies are lovely too. Unpredictable and familiar all at once.

Love the description, the slightly detached vocal works well over such finely produced sounds, and those harmonies are lovely too. Unpredictable and familiar all at once.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

27 Mar 2012

Triple J
30

A brash mix of buzzing electronics with swagger. Well-produced but there's more action than attitude

A brash mix of buzzing electronics with swagger. Well-produced but there's more action than attitude

Review

Reviewed by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

03 Apr 2012

Triple J
30

Nice... reminds me of the male-fronted Sneaker Pimps songs. Super woozy undulating sounds.

Nice... reminds me of the male-fronted Sneaker Pimps songs. Super woozy undulating sounds.