Food Court

The garage rock band Food Court comprising Cristian Campano (Vocals/ Guitar), Lewis McKeown (Bass / Vocals), Dan De Santis (Guitar) and Nic Puertolas (Drums) is based in Glebe in Australia.

Food Court - Garage Rock from Australia

Food Court

Somewhat appropriately named as Food Court considering their home-base of Glebe, part of Sydney, is best known for its international diversity and concentration of restaurants though I am sure you wanted to know more than a good food guide. Some-days as a music reviewer it is difficult to settle down with enthusiasm, flicking through bands and putting them on either the ‘listen again another day’ or ‘Kudos for doing what you do but never will be for me’ lists – After four hours of this increasingly depressing process I happened upon Food Court and suddenly all was back in balance.

String sagging bass is harried by percussion that whips around the room like a hamster in a wheel, accompanied by twanging guitars and a vocal which matches the mood as a smile wraps itself from ear to ear. The quartet play with various speeds to inject the moods of the tracks as the slightly slurred sound of Food Court drifts around the room.

I would highly recommend spending some time with these guys who know how to turn a tune, disseminate it and bring it all back together in a delightful soundtrack which reminds of the past, whilst having relevance for today.

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The Nights

The Nights is an ambient electronica trio from Sydney in Australia comprising Rob CampbellThomas Marland and Walter Flamenco.

The Nights - ambient electronica from Australia

The Nights

There is always a pleasure in breaking the national stereotype and The Nights with their soft hand cream delivery certainly break the perception as their smooth flowing silken electronics slide across the room.

As though attempting to climb a slate cliff with a pick The Nights slough the notes into the room, each gently slipping against the edge of the other in a cascading layer of sound that tumbles around the ears gaining intensity and yet pacivity in equal measure. The listener is left in a gentle embrace of music which caresses the head on a soft pillow of music.

With deft sleights of hand the synthesisers and computers slip one betwixt the other in a continual flow of notes which calm and intrigue much like a wax lamp. The listener can feel their head slow down as the music continues to pour and before long there is a seemingly natural cohesion between the synthetic and the synapse as they beat in equal rhythm.

The Nights are appropriately named, as this is music to take the helter skelter of the day away to rest the mind and settle into a slumber of calmness.


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