CDs SENT TO HALF A COW

July 2008

BAMBINO KORESH Terracotta Warrior

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I'll put the disclaimer right here: I know Bambino Koresh. I'm their friend. I've played music and written songs with bassplayer Tom since the early 90s. Pretty much all of his recorded output has been released on Half A Cow. His wife, and BK guitarist/singer, Leticia first came to our attention when she sent a demo cassette to Half A Cow of a Sneeze song 'Baby Asleep' in the late 90s. I remember ringing up Tom and saying, "We've been covered! By a Spanish girl!" We were very excited. It always is when someone does one of your songs. A few years later, we’re on a European Sneeze Tour when Tom and Leti fall in love. And drummer Sarah I've gotten to know around the trappings of inner-city Sydney.

Okay, so I'm probably going to sound biased when it comes to talking about the three-track demo Bambino Koresh sent to us a few months ago. So here goes.

WOW! This is top-shelf ROCK AND ROLL! All songs written by Leticia Nischang (a German-Argentinian brought up in Spain) except 'Terracotta Warrior' (co-written with Tom) which is one of the best songs I've heard in a very long time. You hear it once and it's stuck in your head all day, no! all week. Even if I wasn't a buddy of the BK crew, I'd be singing the same praise for this song. It's pop-punk with a strong melody, insanely catchy chorus and a street-smart female vocal delivery that makes you want to hit the rewind switch and play it again. Leti is is also a damn fine guitarist and tops 'Terracotta Warrior' with a pocket-sized Crazy Horse solo that works perfectly.

'Red Spot Always Meant Sale' is a cute title that has turned into an art-punker and now every time I go shopping and see a red sticker I launch into said song.

'Just Accept It' is a little bit more laidback than the other two tracks and shows off Bambino Koresh's country-rock leanings - the sort of country that wouldn't be out place on a Neil Young album.

I've had the good fortune to see Bambino Koresh live and they ROCKED. It was all go, man. AND it was a Monday night. I'm scared to see them on a Friday or Saturday. They would blow the block away. Tom has taken to the bass like Foxtel to Simpsons, he has 'full command of the key notes and the space between them' ™. Drummer Sarah Moor bashes away, keeping perfect time, but loose enough to make it a pleasure to listen to. Bambino Koresh. Leticia Nischang. That Terracotta band. Names to remember. Names heading for the TOP. -ND


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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