|The Solomons are a six-piece band from Melbourne and have pressed up this two track cd in anticipation of a debut EP which they intend to release early 2010. And guess what? It’s great! |
The first track ‘Some Kind of Aid’ features the lead vocals of bassist Cass Allen and is a 60s-inspired pop song with what some would say has a Youmees-by-numbers intro. The band know their chops and keep it both tight and rollicking. I have no doubt you’ll be hearing this track on community radio stations around the country, if not the National Youth Network, given a chance.
‘Rise And Fall’ shows off the vocals of the Solomons other lead vocalist Victor Finkel. It has a late 80s English feel to it (think Stone Roses and Ride) but to us it sounds like early Welcome Mat. It’s tops! Not content to just stand there strutting his stuff, Victor also plays trumpet.
Both songs are written by guitarist Doug Hind and are given the extra attention that a band boasting two guitars, keyboards, trumpet and loads of vocals can give. I can imagine live on stage is where these guys will impress. Sydney-siders will look at their long list of up and coming gigs around Melbourne with a sad face of envy and wonder why bands can’t play every week at a handful of supportive venues like they can down south. Or so it seems.
What I want to know is: the guy front and centre, is he Victor the lead singer or Doug the songwriter? Just curious. ;) –SH
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