UNEARTHED HIGH | THROUGH LXDN’S EYES
Synth-pop has proved very popular in past Unearthed High finalists but so far the little genre that could, is yet to win. Kurt Sines may change all of this. The young Queenslander in this week’s band spotlight shows great maturity in his song writing and lyrics. I wrote this review for Kurt’s son “Wander” a week or two ago:
4.5 from me. I love that even though this is drippy electronic track you haven’t just chucked on your falsetto for the whole song. Your voice reminds me of The Editors and it works so well with your music. An amazing tune mate. Good luck.
So I guess if this were The Voice I would totally want Kurt on team Alex. Have a listen to Kurt Sines’ music here and make sure you rate and review: http://www.triplejunearthed.com/artists/view.aspx?artistid=52887
“Hey this is quite good – is this really from Unearthed?” Direct quote from a passer-by on hearing “Anyone But Me” from Jessica Cerro. The stripped back folk pop is wonderfully produced, lovely and playful. Clear references to artists like Regina Spektor and Feist. Jessica’s voice is sweet, beautifully controlled and whimsical. It is great to see a young musician confident enough in their art to not take themself super seriously (see “trumpet” solo at the end of the track).
The third spotlight artist this week is a well-rounded and very pretty group out of the greatest city in the world, Melbourne. The sole band in the spotlight this week, The Darjeelings contrast their harmonies with a driving rhythm that makes you want to wear flowers everywhere but also run really fast at the same time. Even if these girls aren’t successful in their bid for the Unearthed High competition I look forward to them becoming a fixture in the Australia music scene.
Now last but not least we look out of the spotlight to some outstanding music that has only just been uploaded to Unearthed. This week the title of “BEST-BEST NEW-NEW” music goes to Adelaide band:
I had a listen to Retro Static’s tune “About The Way.” The band’s style of Indie-FuzzRock is upbeat and catchy without being absolutely saccharine. The laidback vocals from the band’s male vocalist contrasts the sweet voice of the bands lead female vocalist as the guitars move back and forth between a clean rock riff and a full garage fuzz sound. Be careful though listening
Have a listen to all of the band’s tracks right here: http://www.triplejunearthed.com/artists/view.aspx?artistid=46417
Retro Static, LXDN’s inaugural winner of the “BEST-BEST NEW-NEW” winner.
By Alex Nitsikopoulos