10 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their first full-length the Melbourne five-piece take the world’s chaos and confidently transform it into something to feel sunny about. Named after an immense mine in Australia, Hope Downs is a debut with electrifying immediacy. But like its vast namesake, it holds depth and darkness beneath the surface. On “Mainland,” Tom Russo reflects on the plight of refugees, singing “We are just paper boats” beneath dreamy vocal harmonies. “An Air Conditioned Man,” meanwhile, juxtaposes the tyranny of consumerism with top-down, road-trip rock.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their first full-length the Melbourne five-piece take the world’s chaos and confidently transform it into something to feel sunny about. Named after an immense mine in Australia, Hope Downs is a debut with electrifying immediacy. But like its vast namesake, it holds depth and darkness beneath the surface. On “Mainland,” Tom Russo reflects on the plight of refugees, singing “We are just paper boats” beneath dreamy vocal harmonies. “An Air Conditioned Man,” meanwhile, juxtaposes the tyranny of consumerism with top-down, road-trip rock.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Barry Pinter ,

Good stuff

If you like indie guitar pop, this a great album.

roastedrocker ,

Great songs and energy!

I love where these guys are heading. The songs are catchy and fun. The recording however suffers from a over compressed non natural distortion I believe in an attempt to make it as loud as possible. It is quite distracting and mutes any detail there might be in the vocal, guitar, and snare range.

3Way ,

Perfect

This is the best piece of music I have bought all year. Sounds a bit like Radio Birdman. The duel twin guitar leads are outstanding. The songs move quick and do not overstay their welcome. The whole CD is 35 minutes which is perfect. Sounds great at first listen but has depth to keep you coming back. Come to Omaha, NE for live gig!

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