Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

Joel- Vocals and Guitar Hesh- Bass Matt- Guitar and Vocals Dylan- Drums


Bio

It seems like only yesterday that we released "Beg" but like most muso type people we get bored easily & when we get bored we write & record new songs. The new track is called "Memento" and we reckon that it sounds pretty good even if we do say so ourselves. Recorded and produced by Sailmaker @ SMHQ (stu stu studios) & mixed by the lovely Mr. Paul Mckercher, it's a 2 minute something indie rock tune that showcases a bit of a livelier side to Sailmaker (we still can't believe Joel actually used a distortion pedal on this track and live he turns his amp up to like 3, or even 4!) and takes influence from an array of mid 90’s shoe gazzy type bands that we all grew up listening to and love to this date. Memento is available as a digital only single (with a couple of acoustic b sides) on the 19th of February and is a lead track to our next EP in the “Beg Borrow & Steal” Trilogy, 'Borrow' which is in the works as you read. To kick off 2010, reacquaint ourselves with a Tarago & Launch Memento we’ll be hitting the road for a short run of dates in February. Cheers, SM "Beautifully crafted acoustic pop as gentle and caressing as a hot mug of cocoa at the end of a night, Sailmaker is the perfect come down after a night on the tiles. Joel Connor’s sweetly rounded voice is high and dreamy, neatly counter pointed in just the right places by some cleverly arranged harmony blocks. It’s amazing just how easily that churning down stroke guitar chug perfected by the likes of Robert Smith translates to something as lyrical as this, as Sailmaker takes us for a stroll through the moonlit forests and along the weed-strewn beaches to that first innocent kiss". Michael Smith- Drum Media. 18.11.08 Sailmaker make music that would sound right at home in a mid-1990s Triple J playlist, slotted in nicely between Jebediah’s “Harpoon” and Something For Kate’s “Captain”. “Build A Fire” is the very sweet title track from their most recent EP and is all clean guitars, handclaps and plaintive vocals. Sophie Benjamin-Who the Bloody Hell Are They

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

10 Nov 2008

Triple J
30

It won't grab you at first - starts out like any old average indie ballad. But the charm slowly unfolds within this song. Joel's voice glides across this song. Give it a few listens and you'll dig it.

It won't grab you at first - starts out like any old average indie ballad. But the charm slowly unfolds within this song. Joel's voice glides across this song. Give it a few listens and you'll dig it.

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

15 Feb 2010

Triple J
40

A step up from their past recordings. The Silversun/early Pumpkins vibe has been noted by Vijay. But it's a good vibe!

A step up from their past recordings. The Silversun/early Pumpkins vibe has been noted by Vijay. But it's a good vibe!

Review

Reviewed by Dan Buhagiar Dan Buhagiar

02 Sep 2009

40

A really nice indie pop song that shows a progression from the last track they posted. The production is warmer, the playing is tighter and they are lots of interesting moments in the song writing. Nice stuff.

A really nice indie pop song that shows a progression from the last track they posted. The production is warmer, the playing is tighter and they are lots of interesting moments in the song writing. Nice stuff.