Indietronica had the privilege of watching City & Colour (aka Dallas Green) perform in Brighton last month at the first show of his recent UK tour.
Those of you who have been following City & Colour over the last ten years will recognise that they’ve taken a more country-based turn in their musical direction, and the show in Brighton mainly focused on material from their new album, ‘if i should go before you’.
It wasn’t until the end of the set that the old classics (and still the best, in our opinion) were performed by Dallas with a glass of whisky by his side.
It’s pretty impressive that one man and his band can conduct a whole audience into silence with an array of country, rock, acoustic and blues. However, and despite the beautiful lighting, we can’t help but think the performance was slightly stale in comparisons to previous shows we have attended.
‘if i should go before you’ is out now via Dine Alone Music and available for purchase at their store.
Born Joy Dead is the new project of Brisbane musician Ben Dalton (also thebassist for Hungry Kids of Hungary).
The video for their latest single ‘Chains on You’ features Sigourney Waver, a remote control surfer babe. The video was produced and directed by two fifths of Brisbane beach-pop outfit The John Steel Singers (Luke McDonald & Scott Bromiley) and features the BJD boys admiring Waver’s sick moves as she shreds her way through the standstill waters of her prisons…but a bathtub, or even a pool, is much too small to ever cage the heart of a surfer.
Sounds like: Hungry Kids of Hungary, Death Cab for Cutie, Phoenix, City & Colour, Two Cartoons, Cub Scouts, CHAPPO
Sunbathers was started by Sean Lynott and Tim Boate, who met while attending the University of Maryland, and began performing as an acoustic duo before embarking on more of an easeful, sun-soaked indietronica sound.
Listen to ‘Intimacy’, the first track from their new, self-entitled EP.
Sounds like: Fenech Soler, Great Good Fine Ok, Young Kato, Strange Talk, Shura, Ben Howard, City & Colour, Justin Bieber
Patternist (aka Gabe Mouer) is a Portland based DIY electro pop multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.
You may recognise his voice as he was a co-founder of the Portland band The Welcome Home, who’ve previously opened up for The Ataris and Train. This would explain the emo-tinged synthpop sound he has produced with his Patternist project.
He’s begun a new singles campaign with the MuseBox, where he’ll be releasing new music and accopanying videos at the rate of one per month.
Check out the latest track, ‘Gone’.
Sounds like: The 1975, LANY, City & Colour, Great Good Fine Ok, Yeasayer