Posts Tagged ‘Brooke Addamo’

Owl Eyes – Love Run Dry

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Following on from their earlier single ‘Crystallised‘, Owl Eyes have just dropped a new tune ‘Love Run Dry‘ which is sure to feature on their yet unnamed album they are working on.

‘Love Run Dry’ features the forever fantastical and dreamy vocals of Brooke Addamo mixed with an eclectic combination of indie beats and electric synth overlays. It follows the same vein as ‘Crystallised’ and ‘Raiders’, being more of that relaxing, slightly electro dream-pop that has become synonymous with Owl Eyes music. Owl Eyes have found their niche, and ‘Love Run Dry’ is another enjoyable track from Brooke Addamo and her band.

Owl Eyes has already commented on how scary she finds the concept of making an album. However, with two singles out, and work clearly underway on a new album, I hope we don’t her nerves have settled and we don’t have to wait to long to hear the finished project.


Top 10 Aussie EPs of 2011 (part 2)

Uluwatu - New Navy

5) Nantes EP (Self Titled) – Nantes. Despite having a band name in which the pronunciation is somewhat debatable, a feat acknowledged by the band in their unearthed site, Nantes have had a pretty awesome run since being unearthed by Triple J midway through the year. Their debut record features some solid bouncy indie rock, with catchy rifts and clever lyrics that makes for an awesome driving sing along.

4) Raiders – Owl Eyes. I was a big fan of Owl Eyes (aka Brooke Addamo) last EP, particularly the song ‘Paper Planes’, and was so excited to hear Raiders when it was released. Luckily it didn’t disappoint with the title song (which cracked by Top 20 songs of 2011) being top notch, and the other indie synth supporting tracks each being easy on the ears. Owl Eyes is meant to be releasing her first full length album in 2012, one I eagerly anticipate.

3) The Jungle Giants EP (Self Titled) – The Jungle Giants. 2012 was a whirlwind for this Brisbane four-piece, having just finished school they got stuck into their talents for music and produced an awesome debut EP. The band uses cute lyrics on the now popular songs, “Mr Polite” and “No One Needs to Know”, mixed with soft drums and simple but catchy guitar rifts, to develop lovely care-free feel good songs.

2)  Strangetalk EP (Self Titled) – Strangetalk. With the success of their first single, “Climbing Walls”,  this EP signaled another credible addition to the Australian indie dance scene.  The infectious song “Eskimo Boy” was a firm favourite of mine, and having toured mid-year with Art vs Science, I have no doubt Strangetalk will surpass themselves in their next album release. Till then soak up the sun “as its just another world for an eskimo”!

1) Uluwatu – New Navy. This EP produced two  awesome songs in ‘Zimbabwe’ and ‘Tapioca’, and really announced New Navy on the music scene. I actually saw them live last year and they were solid, but the quality of the EP was higher that I could have fathomed back then. Drawing comparisons to Two Door Cinema, the way the band mixes high pitched guitar rifts with soft vocals and African style drumbeats really hits the spot, and has led to them claiming top spot on my EP countdown.