Dew Process Publishing welcomes Brisbane's adventurous songwriting sextet The John Steel Singers to the family. Boy are we excitied by this! This enchanting band are about to release their debut album, the wonderfully eccentric TANGALOOMA. The album, produced by pop genius Robert Forster from the Go-Betweens, is a vibrant thrill packed with divine harmonies, lush pop melodies and unexpected little twists and turns.
Already the band has garnered fans with EPs 'The Beagle And The Dove' and 'The John Steel Singers: In Colour' and are alternative radio favourites. The album is a unique blend of richly crafted and cleverly diverse pop brilliance There's a marching beat driving the languid guitar riff and jostling keys of CAUSE OF SELF, OVERPASS takes that marching beat and injects a whole lot of jaunty arm swinging and enthusiasm. And then there's a song like TOES AND FINGERS, the melancholy quiet of the opening turns into a restless pop energy as the song builds into an explosive conclusion. Horns herald EVOLUTION big oohs ahhs and peddle steel, lively and sprightly, an unforgettable tune. The John Steel Singers are masters of harmony and feature some of the sunniest keys, trumpet, sweet guitar trills and retro styled melodies - Tangalooma is a glorious backyard summer soundscape that is perfect for bright, upbeat, fun visuals.
The John Steel Singers' music has been featured in the following productions:
Powerball Lottery TVC (AUS) - Track "Strawberry Wine"
Slide (Fox 8 Network AUS) - Track "Overpass"
7-Eleven TVC (AUS) - Track “Evolution”
Any Questions For Ben? (Feature Film – Working Dog Productions – Released JAN 2012) - Track “Rainbow Kraut”