The Sunday Reeds – Pretty People – Single Review

The Australian blues-rock trio The Sunday Reeds released the single Pretty People on the 12th.

The Sunday Reeds - Pretty People - artwork

The Sunday Reeds – Pretty People – artwork

Currently working on a new LP The Sunday Reeds, in Pretty People, provide all that caused me such enjoyment when first reviewing them back in June of last year.

A deep purple velvet cloak of mournful sadness descends into the room as the three and a half minute track of visceral abhorrence opens.

As always the understated voice of Romana captures the attention of the listener, with its smoky allure. Of marked addition, in Pretty People, the guitar is given greater focus than in previous tracks featured and the plaintive delayed echo adds significantly to the sense of scant regard for ‘fifteen minutes of fame’ which subtly alludes to the influences of pop art and The Velvet Underground that permeates, though doesn’t soak, through their material.

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Band of the Month – June 2014 – Editor’s Choice

After another month filled with great bands it is that time again and the Editor’s choice for band of the month for June is…

The Sunday Reeds - Photo by Rex Francis

The Sunday Reeds – Photo by Rex Francis

The Sunday Reeds from Australia, who have a a sound which curls around the head like a velvet glove.

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The Sunday Reeds

The Sunday Reeds a blues rock band from Melbourne in Australia is Romana Ashton (Vocals / Bass), Drew Jones (Guitar) and Jeremy Russell (Drums).

The Sunday Reeds - Blues Rock from Australia

The Sunday Reeds

Be prepared to pull out a Takamura Nakiri as the The Sunday Reeds expound valedictory eulogies in a darkened and dank bedsit with music that forms ever tightening loops around the head. There is a definable beauty to gloom and this a band that is able to make the crimson emblazoned slashes of music seem so intoxicating and appealing.


Based around the sloping slack bass and vocal, which gives the compositions their powerful presence, the guitar and percussion provide a context for the resulting outpourings. Without a sub-woofer working hard to caress the ears you will be missing more than you are gaining.

There is a luscious texture to the recordings which are directed towards vinyl recordings as explained in far more detail by Thaddeus Moore in Indie Music Tips # 10 on Mastering. Suffice it to say, the reason that The Sunday Reeds sound so warm is not digital fandangery, rather hollowed out eight track analogue recordings.

The Sunday Reeds is a band to spend much time to get to know and their five track EP Amour Tragique coming out on the 1st of August makes this a date to hard-wire in your diary.

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