The John Steel Singers are a six-piece indie-rock band from right here in BNE. They've been around the traps and Triple J for a couple of years now and are touring in February to support their excellent new album, Everything's A Thread, and performing in Brisbane at Black Bear Lodge.
It all took off for them back in 2008 when they won the Triple J Unearthed Artist of the Year award. This was mostly due to their brilliant first song 'Rainbow Kraut', which I credit with being one of the first songs to introduce me to the amazing genre, kraut rock. It's now my favourite genre (here are some of my favourite songs of the genre, if you're interested). I would go just to hear that song given a lengthier live workout.
If you don't know or remember that particular song, their other big single was Overpass. It even made it to number 52 in the Hottest 100 of 2010. You can watch a pretty cool version of them playing it with a marching band here.
The new album is a little meatier and rougher than their first, while still sounding meticulously put together. Though fans of the first record shouldn't worry; the slightly tropical vibes and harmonies they are treasured for are still frequently present.
To make things even more enticing, the gig will be held in Brisbane's best intimate indie rock venue Black Bear Lodge. They'll also be playing both Thursday and Friday nights so you've got no excuse to miss it!
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Adam divides his time working for Captured Tracks (an indie record label in NYC), managing a couple bands in Australia, and helping foster the Brisbane live music scene.