Bon Iver, Little Dragon, patrick watson
Texture Like Sun - Vox Cesar Rodrigues (Blue King Brown & Harmless) - Guitar Pip Norman (TZU & Ash Grunwald) - Production
Melbourne’s Texture Like Sun have just completed their debut EP, and it’s now time to launch with three special shows down the east coast w/ Patrick James. The EP is available digitally and physically through Blank Tape Music/MGM on the 2nd of November. Check the clip: http://blanktape.com.au/video/ BRISBANE - Black Bear Lodge - 8-11-12 SYDNEY - FBi SOcial - 9-11-12 MELBOURNE - Northcote Social Club - 15-11-12 The self-titled EP was recorded across Darwin and Melbourne’s Bounce County Studios, produced by award winning Pip Norman (Countbounce – TZU, Sparkadia, Ash Grunwald) and mixed by Dan Rejmer – a man who counts Bjork, Foals and Paul Kelly among his working credits. While the six piece’s sound couldn’t be further away from anything they’ve done before, their cohesive approach remains apparent; evident through the effortless guild that bridges each of the songs on the EP. The earthy vocals may draw ghostly parallels to Jeff Buckley and Scott Matthews, while there’s a certain zealousness that sees the band paint their folk and roots stylings through accounts of both brighter times and others of fragile refrain. Compelling song writing doesn’t need embellishment. Texture Like Sun may just seem to be another band dwelling on the human condition, but there’s a quality about the EP that descends well beyond just plaintive lyricism. Haunting track ʻBottleʼ is a moving account of addiction and loss in all its forms. The strength of this EP may be evident in its honest subject matter; the striking string section featured in ʻRubber Manʼ and the pacing melody of ʻOne Great Prizeʻ still salvages a sense of great warmth. Similarly, the slow, ruminative guitar of ʻWeekendʼ distils a dreamlike imprint of early mornings spent with the one you love. There are releases that stay with you for a long time; songs which mirror our own stories, artists who mark themselves distinct – and others who, put more simply, are just quietly brilliant.
02 Nov 2012