The Australian rock quartet Bandintexas are due to release their début LP in September.
A long awaited follow up to the ABDC- EP release by the quartet who have revealed numerous tracks over the intervening years along with a plenitude of live appearances – Bandintexas is a band best enjoyed in lengthy session.
The most recent track to surface being Hey Daisy, which enters the room with a thumbed bass note, so there is little possibility it would escape my interest, with submerged pedals and hushed cymbal giving the opening phrases a ghostly presence prior to vocal joining in the bobbing thick string and it is only at a quarter of the way through the tad under four minutes that the song unfolds in to its full luminosity, yet were that opening to be extended even further the mind would not find itself wandering.
Having featured Bandintexas since mid 2014 I can with some confidence suggest this is their most impressive piece thus far in their journey as within Hey Daisy the quartet have been able to harness their raw energy, whilst not diluting any of the honesty, to deliver a soundtrack of emotional roller-coaster and I am looking forward to the album with considerable interest.
The Australian rock quartet Bandintexas last featured just over a year ago.
Within the past nine hours Bandintexas have made available one of their earlier tracks God Not God – which has not been previously released and it discovers a darker more confrontational style to their sound which has been tempered in the intervening years.
As you correctly guessed – Bandintexas is the Sydney, Australia, based alt-rock quartet of Kelly Jeanious (Vocals), Sophie Bollen (Guitar / Vocals), Jackie Latimore (Bass) and Lauren Allison (Drums).
Bandintexas have used their experience to hone their craft to produce effortless music which sheers across the room in a blistering showcase of powerful compositions which reflect of the realities of the conundrums of life. There is a raw simplicity to the basic construct to which the quartet add their virtuosity without ever loosing the essence of the fragility of the concepts which they explore.
Four years into their existence which has been fraught with line-up changes, but an unwavering desire to perform live and create new music Bandintexas finally got round to making the music available, at the tail-end of last year to those of us not able to get to see a live show, with their début LP – the eight track – The ABCD-EP.
Bandintexas were formerly known as One Trick Pony prior to a band name argument – for more check out the interview with the SXSW challenge.
I appreciate you taking the time to read my jottings and listen to the accompanying music via which ever connected device you prefer to use, but I do think unless you are listening to the music without the addition of a subwoofer and at least two regular speakers, far apart, you are missing much that goes on here and Bandintexas is a case in point. Turn up the volume, switch it up a notch, let the speakers do their thing and you will be in for a superb journey of sound.