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Since the release of White Oak and Stuyvesants self titled EP mid way through 2013, The band have not stopped the writing process and have been gigging flat out through Perth and finding time to fit in a quick run of shows on the East Coast and gaining fans along the way.”PLASTIC BOX” the bands first single was released early 2014 which was recorded with Perth music legend Andy Lawson of Debaser studios with Mixing and Mastering by Simon Todkill and Leon Zervos both of internationally acclaimed Studios 301.
White Oak and Stuyvesants latest release “LET YOU DOWN” shows the bands approach to a Bluesy/rock style along with their undeniable originality that everyone has come to expect. The boys are showing no signs of slowing down with the debut full length release in clear site for 2015.
“It’s so hard to review singles and as a rule that’s why we don’t at The Rockpit but Perth post-rock band White Oak and Stuyvesant is just one of those names that conjures up such a compelling image of cheap aftershave and cigarettes that you have to listen.
The song ‘Plastic Box’ is also just one of those songs you have to comment on, and without seeing them live it’s hard to tell how representative it might be of the band itself. What you get here is almost four minutes of foot-stomping anthemic rock and it’s the sort of song (culled from their recent album sessions) that makes you thing this band could be huge despite their largely unpronounceable and spellable name. If you like your rock to gaze at the shoes and yet soar to the skies, with a nineties vibe and some great clean guitars and a neat hook, then it’s a track well worth checking out and one that will have you eagerly anticipating a full-length release.”
by Leslii Phillips
The Rock Pit