This guy has talent coming out of every limb. And mouth. And head. He must be bursting at the seams to get this stuff heard by the wider world. And so he should. There are fourteen songs on this demo cd and they are all A+ top shelf pop ditties.
Let's rewind a bit. On the outside of the package was an invoice billed to Half A Cow. What?!? Realising it was a joke (The total of the invoice was "Priceless"), we opened it up.
Inside was the cd and a three page bio. Three pages! What was this guy thinking? But we popped the cd on and started reading about the life history of Aron Attwood. And it was an enjoyable read.
Originally from Bristol in the UK he moved south to Melbourne to start a band and get his music out there. He's from a musical family of drummers and once played in the "semi-legendary" Cuban Heels back in Bristol. Leaving that band and wanting to keep the creative juices flowing, Aron set up a computer, Cubase SX and 'some natty old equipment' and recorded this cd.
And like I say in the opening paragraph, it is a great pop album. He sounds a bit like Harry Nilsson and fills his delicious, slightly-bent 60s groovers with lots of six-string hooks, keyboard, backing vocals and immaculate drumming (of course). The production is fantastic too.
Not sure what you're up to Aron or where you are at this point in time, but seriously man, get a band together and hit the dance circuit. It may be tough at times and somewhat disallusioning, but once the music-lovers of the world unite with your muse, you'll be loved by many.
The only criticism was the album artwork (a grey skeleton? come on, this is POP!) and slightly naff 'AA" logo...but hey, this was just the demo cover. It's what's inside that counts, and these songs count aplenty! - ND