Artist info

Genre

Rock, Pop


Sounds like

neil young, Velvet Underground, Jenny Wilson


band members

Rosie Sutherland - songs, vocals, guitars; Dan Power - Drums; Adam Barnett - bass; Leah Elliott - vocals


Influences

cake, Bob Dylan, Dawn Landes


Bio

"U.S. underground... 1968 meets the better part of early 1990s" DH Rosie was the only girl in cult surf band The Val Dusty Experiment and sang with ex-Val Dustys "The Brown Birds from Windy Hill" at Splendour in the Grass 2008. Forming The Thorns in late 2006, Rosie has been spreading her folk-rock sounds along the east coast from Noosa to Avalon. Their debut album "Crazy Talk" is OUT NOW on the Mixmasters label. It was recorded by Mick Wordley (Jeff Lang, The Yearlings...) and mixed/mastered in Adelaide at Mixmasters. Knock yerself out and download 'em here fer freeeeee!!! The image here is from their debut music video "Breakdown (Note to Self)", now playing on the band's website http://www.rosieandthethorns.com/

Review

Reviewed by HughAss slantrhyme

04 Aug 2009

50

It's a shame that the art, and appreciation, of songwriting seems to be in a bit of a lull...I only mention that because this song is an absolute gem, solid and smart without any hype, cliché, or trend-chasing synths. It's a great melody with smart lyrics, all wrapped in a very subtle arrangement that reveals a very good sense of how a song should be crafted.

It's a shame that the art, and appreciation, of songwriting seems to be in a bit of a lull...I only mention that because this song is an absolute gem, solid and smart without any hype, cliché, or trend-chasing synths. It's a great melody with smart lyrics, all wrapped in a very subtle arrangement that reveals a very good sense of how a song should be crafted.

Review

Reviewed by HughAss slantrhyme

04 Aug 2009

40

Quite a find on here, and putting up such a smoldering song belies the sure and steady hand of an artist who is very aware of their own capabilities. Obviously some people will not have the patience to see where the song goes, but for those who do they will find the wait well rewarded. Probably not a radio "single" (whatever that means these days), but a very strong and moving song no...

Quite a find on here, and putting up such a smoldering song belies the sure and steady hand of an artist who is very aware of their own capabilities. Obviously some people will not have the patience to see where the song goes, but for those who do they will find the wait well rewarded. Probably not a radio "single" (whatever that means these days), but a very strong and moving song nonetheless.

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Review

cheerio

13 Aug 2009

40

this is a unique and strong song, it's a different angle for a song to take, these days I reckon. As the song goes, It only takes a moment for everything to change... Music sure does save lives. G.

this is a unique and strong song, it's a different angle for a song to take, these days I reckon. As the song goes, It only takes a moment for everything to change... Music sure does save lives. G.