Bizarrely I have a few early Promo CD’s by this band, I’ll have to dig them out but I’ll let Mike B share this Modern Aussie stuff.
Cut Copy where straight out of Melbourne and begun in 2001. The line-up is ; Dan Whitford: vocals, keyboards, guitar, Tim Hoey: guitar, sampler,
Ben Browning: bass guitar and Mitchell Scott: drums
So riding the Electro Clash wave extremely well we start with a trio of 2008 releases. Indie Dance in its purest form.
Lights & Music (CDS)
From February 2008 and the catchy “Lights & Music” , some 80’s vibes. Tim Goldsworthy (Unkle, Hercules And Love Affair, DFA)
Boys Noize (German producer Alexander Ridha) deconstructs and add his own chopped up to Disco groove.
The Superdiscount mix (Etienne De Crécy) goes deep disco with a more adventurous mix. Some alarms and deep chords as well as plenty of 8-Bit.
Modular Recordings – MODPR101
|1||Lights & Music (Radio Edit)||3:38|
|2||Lights & Music (Single Version)||4:59|
|3||Lights & Music (Boys Noize Happy Birthday Remix)||5:18|
|4||Lights & Music (Superdiscount Remix)||7:05|
Hearts On Fire
From Sept 2008 and the Disco keeps on throbbing, a great groove but a little repetitive in the lyric department. I like the added guitars, a bit New Order-ish.
Calvin Harris goes a bit ravey on track 2. Electro House. Fellow Aussie’s Midnight Juggernauts give it their E.L.O. vibe, arpeggio and big Vangelis chords. Very analogue.
Holy Ghost! (US Duo Alex Frankel and Nicholas Millhiser) give it a lonnng funky House mix, I like the dubby piano and saxophone. Top Mix!
Modular Recordings – MODVL094
|A1||Hearts On Fire (Full Length)|
|A2||Hearts On Fire (Calvin Harris Remix)|
|B1||Hearts On Fire (Midnight Juggernauts)|
|B2||Hearts On Fire (Holy Ghost! Remix)|
In Ghost Colours (Deluxe CD)
Their second album which hones their sound, released in March 2008. It is very 80’s in places. With Goldsworthy producing a more dynamic “Live” feel to the sound. It’s all segued together. I like the short shoegaze of “We Fight For Diamonds” going into the Indie stomper, of “Unforgettable Season” and “So Haunted”
|1||Feel The Love||4:28|
|2||Out There On The Ice||4:58|
|3||Lights And Music||4:37|
|4||We Fight For Diamonds||1:02|
|8||Voices In Quartz||1:21|
|9||Hearts On Fire||4:53|
|12||Strangers In The Wind||4:44|
|14||Nobody Lost, Nobody Found||4:39|
|15||Eternity One Night Only||3:06|
|16||Out There On The Ice (Instrumental)||4:27|
|17||Lights And Music (Instrumental)||6:00|
|18||So Haunted (Instrumental)||5:52|
|19||Far Away (Instrumental)||5:31|