CDs SENT TO HALF A COW

May 2004

Wont Nine Pines

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From the country town - or suburb of Sydney? - of Gerringong comes Wont. It's a hefty 15 tracker one-man-band from a guy called Will. So he's called himself Wont. And all songs are written, performed and recorded at the end of 2003 by Will - or Wont. It's a big ask in this busy world of tvs, hi-fis and phones to take the time out to listen to every single song that gets sent to us and I have put on Nine Pines about 4 times right the way through! Que? Nothing else to do? No other demos to listen to? Big Brother too...pink? No, we were going to make this D.O.T.W because of one song, 'Ivy In The Window', and thought it best to have another listen. Then another. So I found a few more that stood out from the pack. And it is a pack - a pack of screaming, distorted wolves as most of the vocals are pretty much screamed. The booklet says "this album is for those gentle and those dreamy" but you know something in Wont is a tad unhinged when the album opens with actual screaming (the lyrics included tell me the one word in this song is 'hey'). There's nothing gentle and dreamy about this at all. wont

Track two 'Ivy In The Window' is an incredible song which sounds like some long lost late 70s English D.I.Y art-punk single. It's got great lyrics based around the word 'even' repeated over. Catchy! The music is frenetic, sharp-edged and tight (well played real drums always help home-recorded music in my opinion) and has an enthusiastic energy that shows through in all of Wont's songs. Other highlights are 'Mercy Blue', 'The Seams' (with special guest Thurston Moore on vocals!), 'Benson Street' (really like the musical interlude that reminded me of the original Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack) and 'Isn't Escapee Our Frequency' which brought back memories of the late 70s Sydney band The Thought Criminals - another classic art-punk band. So if there's one genre to file Wont under, it's ART-PUNK. -ND
contact: willjohncock@hotmail.com

other demos...
THE SOLOMONS - October 2009
DAVE SEASIDE - October 2009
AFXJIM - October 2009
THE MAGUS - September 2009
THE REFLECTORS - September 2009
HARVEY SWAGGER BAND - August 2009
BAMBINO KORESH - August 2009
KATE RAE - August 2009
UNTHINKABLES - July 2009
CABARET CALLADO - June 2009
THE SAGE EVOLUTION - April 2009
CAPITAL - March 2009
LINE DRAWINGS - March 2009
THE LIGHT BRIGADE - February 2009
GROTS VEGAS - February 2009
THE CHELSEA DRUGSTORE - February 2009
LIONEL LEE - January 2009
MAGIC ROB - December 2008
PETER STEIN - November 2008
LARMO CUSACK - November 2008
PAUL DAVIES - November 2008
PORTAL WINDOW - November 2008
THE ISLE OF MAN - October 2008
NELL WEBBER - October 2008
THE CHARLES MANSON EXPERIMENT - October 2008
THE BATASCOUTS - September 2008
KENT EASTWOOD - September 2008
LOLA FLASH - August 2008
BENJAMIN SHAW - August 2008
BAMBINO KORESH - July 2008
THE LEED FIENDS - July 2008
THE WELLS - June 2008
KATE BRADLEY & the Goodbye Horses - June 2008
WE GROW UP - May 2008
THE LOVE EXPLOSION - December 2007
LINDSAY PHILLIPS - November 2007
It’s a tie! IGOR ALEINIK + MAXIM BATOV - October 2007
RYAN STERLING - September 2007
EVA POPOV - August 2007
TEMPO DE NAUGHTY - June 2007
CLAUDIA WOODS - April 2007
ARON ATTWOOD - March 2007
THE SIESTAS - February 2007
IVONA - January 2007
THE STICKS - December 2006
ELLE SKIES - November 2006
THE FLYING COLOURS - November 2006
ARTICHOKE HEART SOUFFLÉ - September 2006
ANDREW KEESE & THE ASSOCIATES - July 2006
LUCY LEHMANN - May 2006
LUKE RUSSELL - April 2006
Where Are They Now? - April 2006
RUNNING WITH HORSES - March 2006
WINDOW - January 2006
PIP SMITH AND RED STAR - January 2006
PAPER PLANES - December 2005
SHOOT THE GENIE - November 2005
The Magus - November 2005
The Codebreakers - October 2005
Khancoban - September 2005
Stuart McGuane - August 2005
She'll 'B' Apples - July 2005
The Wellingtons - July 2005
Sugarhit - July 2005
The New Black - June 2005
BeOmega - June 2005
Old Nick - May 2005
The Triangles - May 2005
Jon Duncan - December 2004
The Honeyriders - December 2004
Larry Parkinson - December 2004
Stress Of Leisure - December 2004
The Cliffy Davis Goodtime Band - November 2004
it's a tie! Lyceum and Wade Jackson - November 2004
Arty Del Rio - November 2004
Amundsens Flag - November 2004
Mark Taylor - September 2004
Remington super 60 - July 2004
the MP3's - July 2004
Cycle Of Fifths - July 2004
Follow The Vann - June 2004
The Avenues - June 2004
Wons Phreely - June 2004
Halfway - June 2004
The Jennys - May 2004
Diana - May 2004
Wont - May 2004

 

 

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