Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


band members

Owen Dengate, Kelly Hanlon and Cam Smith


Influences

Sonic Youth, Sleater-Kinney, Slowdive, Spirit Bunny


Unearthed artists we like

DEAFCULT, Figures


Website

terrapines.bandcamp.com/

Gig

Terra Pines

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

5 May

Bloodhound Bar

Brisbane, 4006

Fortitude Valley

8:00pm

Gig

Terra Pines

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

1 Aug

Crowbar Brisbane

Brisbane, 4006

Fortitude Valley

8:00pm

Gig

Terra Pines

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

18 Aug

Sonic Masala Festi...

Brisbane, 4120

Greenslopes

12:00pm

Bio

Brisbane grunge-gaze sludge-pop trio Tall Pines cover a lot of blown-out guitar territory in the seven-minute running time of their debut EP, 'Munchausen'. The opening title track is a gloomy, hook laden dream-pop number with airy vocals, exploring the fascinating life of Baron Munchausen and the psychological syndrome named after him. Right at the last moment, the song climactically erupts into a hail of fuzz guitar and vocal harmonies. 'Highgate Hillsong' follows up with as much distortion as the band can fit into under two minutes, while 'Splitting' employs the old quiet/LOUD trick to memorable effect.

Formed in 2014 by long time friends Kelly Hanlon and Owen Dengate, the two guitarists worked up a body of songs based around their shared love of all things noisy yet catchy. The trio was completed in 2016 with the addition of drummer Cam Smith (who was coaxed into joining after recording and performing on the band's early demos). 'Munchausen' follows up from last year's 'The Day Is Gone' single, which was released to positive reception. The song, which was loosely inspired by the John Keats poem of the same name, combines verses filled with jangly, chiming guitars with a crushingly heavy chorus, which together create a moody musical landscape that gives weight to the overarching themes of distance and loss. Tall Pines plan to release their debut full-length record later in 2017.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

17 Apr 2018

Triple J
40

Full of sound, layers and mood. Once again, you impress me!

Full of sound, layers and mood. Once again, you impress me!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

09 Apr 2018

Triple J
40

this is like flicking through the coolest viewfinder everrrr

this is like flicking through the coolest viewfinder everrrr

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

30 Mar 2017

Triple J
40

You deliver this incredible dream pop-rock sensibility that is intensely emotive and I love the way this track creates this raw and overwhelmingly full mood. If you like Warpaint, check this out!

You deliver this incredible dream pop-rock sensibility that is intensely emotive and I love the way this track creates this raw and overwhelmingly full mood. If you like Warpaint, check this out!