New album ‘Everything’s A Thread’ released 28th July 2014 via Full Time Hobby
Like all the best coastal albums Brisbane’s The John Steel Singers new record brims with sparkling, sun kissed sounds, but here the band’s creative freedom equally allows for lurking in the shade. Moving from the hook-heavy pop numbers ‘Happy Before’ and ‘Common Thread’ to the sinister sound of ‘The Marksman’ and soulful yet strange vibe of ‘There’s a Bird’. The Singers move from playful harmony filled summer nuggets, to electronic sheened pop, psychedelic sea shanties, kraut-pop and hard riffing cosmic rock with ease, evoking an uncanny vibe like mist resting on the ocean just before sunset. “Nicolas knew how to declutter the shit we had recorded to give the parts space” says Pete of mixer Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Fiery Furnaces) giving the record it’s clarity in sound.
The John Steel Singers’ Video for “Common Thread”
The video for “Common Thread” was filmed in Melbourne. It was directed and produced by production company Tooth & Claw, with the idea behind the video coming from the band themselves.