|This week - classic indie rock - the 21st Century version, which is bass-less. The former rhythm section of Adelaide punk four-piece Bad Girls On the Bible have now morphed into a two-piece of guitar and drums called Running With Horses. And it works very well, too. I didn't even realise there was a bass 'missing' on the first couple of listens.|
Sarah Masters on guitar and vocals and Adain Moyse on drums have a tight and powerful sound that still creates a space for the vocals to shine through. Sarah sings about lack of communication on 'Invisible' and long-distance relationships on 'Less Time' and finishes off with a surprising cover of the Clash's 'Train In Vain (Stand By Me)'. Her harmonies on top of her lead vocals work a treat too.
While we're in Adelaide, former DOTWers Swayback have released a fantastic album - probably the best longplayer these ears have heard come out of South Australia. It rocks, it rolls, it swoons and caresses like all great rock and roll albums should. 'Swagger Rock' in the the style of the Stones, Flamin Groovies (before they added the apostrophe) and 'modern bands' like You Am I and Soundtrack Of Our Lives. Very cool. -ND