In the tiny world of bands who frequented the Candle Records label, these guys were always the odd ones out.
As such, I was never particularly enamoured by them, and only picked up this CD as part of the run-out sale when the label was closing-up shop. I’m not even sure I gave it a spin until yesterday.
I can’t say I’ve got much positive to say. This is underproduced, underexciting material. The main driver sound-wise is an undynamic violin and plinky-plonky vocal harmonisation. Most of the songs have no lingering capacity (beyond the upbeat Airy Day).
For those of you who were close followers of bands around Melbourne in the mid-late 1990s, these guys can be described as much more North Fitzroy (think the Empress Hotel) than mainstreet Fitzroy (i.e. The Punters). For modern punters, that probably translates as Northcote cafe rather than Collingwood bar.
There were other bands who did this sort of stuff so much better, like Treehouse and Nude Rain. Seek them out.
An aside: this CD is packaged very well with a cool cloth CD sleeve and a funky folded lyric sheet. If you wanna buy it off me, please email.
File under: The inverse relationship between album title length and content quality continues.