The John Steel Singers - Everything's A Thread
Brisbane’s The John Steel Singers present their stupendous new album ‘Everything’s A Thread’, recorded in a makeshift-studio the band constructed in a 70s-built house owned by singer Luke’s parents overlooking Mount Coolum on the Gold Coast of Australia.
Like all the best coastal albums it’s brim with sparkling, sun kissed sounds but here the band’s creative freedom equally allows for lurking in the shade, moving from the hook-heavy pop numbers ‘Happy Before’ and ‘Common Thread’ to the sinister sound of ‘The Marksman’ and soulful yet strange vibe of ‘There’s A Bird’.
The Singers move from playful harmony-filled summer nuggets to electronic sheened pop, psychedelic sea shanties, Kraut-pop and hard riffing cosmic rock with ease, evoking an uncanny vibe like mist resting on the ocean just before sunset.
“Nicolas knew how to declutter the sh*t we had recorded to give the parts space” says Pete of mixer Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Fiery Furnaces) giving the record its clarity in sound.
The JSS have played Liverpool Sound City, The Great Escape and London Calling festivals so far this year and plan to come back just after the album release. NME are already fans with a radar feature already under their belt and plenty of press already confirmed in the major monthlies.
CD edition includes a bonus disc of brand new, live and exclusive material, including vocals from Robert Forster and Everett True.
The LP comes with a download of the entire album plus the bonus material.
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