Music

CD Review - 'Shadows On The Wall' - blog post image

CD Review - 'Shadows On The Wall'

Energetic pop-blues act The Swamp Stompers have been finding popularity lately, meeting and opening for Kasey Chambers, earning encouragement from the likes of The Black Sorrows’ Joe Camilleri and having their song ‘Shadows On The Wall’ get added to a Triple J Spotify playlist with tracks of the band being played four times on the station. Recently stopping off at Mount Blackheath to perform EP-opener ‘Wishing I Had You’ in popular folk artist Andie Isalie’s van for the YouTube series ‘Vandie’, amongst completing 55 Aussie shows across 3 tours with 10 festival dates, members Corey Legge, Luke Litgenberg and Oli Morley-Sattler (Paperhill) somehow found time to record the six soulfully modern tracks that make up their Shadows On The Wall EP. 

With all three members each writing tracks that appear on the album, a varied amount of stylistic shifting happily keeps things interesting for the duration of the release. Kicking off proceedings by shooting into the hard-driving hop of ‘Wishing I Had You’ with a nimble guitar riff from Legge, the group are quick to vamp into four on the floor bop and boogie with a searing six-string solo halfway through, finally stripping the dance-floor riff down to smoulder into an acoustic ending. Following with their darkly grooving title track, the trio’s hooky chorus seems strangely reminiscent of the melancholic vocal pop of Crowded House’s Finn brothers. Morley-Sattler’s coastal rock ballad ‘Wave’ allows room for some reflective downtime amongst spacey slide flourishes, before Legge’s ‘Hey’ and Litgenberg’s ‘I’ll Finish You Boy’ gear things up again to honour the swampy rock stomp of which this band’s name derives, produced in an airtight, light and crisp way by Corduroy Spaceship. A hopeful new voice for heartfelt roots music.@theswampstompers

Morley-Sattler, Legge, Litgenberg (L-R) above

  

Words by Corin Shearston - band photo by Andie Isalie

 

Russian music maestros 'VulgarGrad' live at the Baroque Room - blog post image

Russian music maestros 'VulgarGrad' live at the Baroque Room

VulgarGrad are heading to the Baroque Room Friday 5th April 2019. Doors open 8pm. Everybody's favourite Russian crim...

25 March
A Hip Hop Tale of Cross Cultures in Australia - blog post image

A Hip Hop Tale of Cross Cultures in Australia

Can you imagine what it would have been like growing up in Australia under John Howard's Prime Ministership and the rise of Pauline Hanson, when...

23 March
Sirens Big Band puts women of Jazz in the spotlight - blog post image

Sirens Big Band puts women of Jazz in the spotlight

Blue Mountains Theatre are hosting a very special Sunday afternoon concert on 24 March 2019 when 13-piece powerhouse Sirens Big Band

11 March
Marshall & The Fro's New Album Tour Heads to the Hawkesbury Hotel - blog post image

Marshall & The Fro's New Album Tour Heads to the Hawkesbury Hotel

Whether with his classic outfit The Fro, or in various other guises, Byron Shire local Marshall Okell has become one of the most endurin...

18 February
Wolfe Bros play majestic Blue Mtns venue - blog post image

Wolfe Bros play majestic Blue Mtns venue

Tamworth Country Music Festival Golden Guitar winners The Wolfe Brothers will rock the Blue Mountains escarpment when they bring their ‘<...

15 February
Album Review - 'Moon' - blog post image

Album Review - 'Moon'

Known musically for his work with blues rockers Section 10 and a localised solo rock career, Ian Collins of Collins Fisher Peters has now ful...

30 January
Album Review - 'Neither Here Nor There' - blog post image

Album Review - 'Neither Here Nor There'

A satisfying Summer release for the older rock crowd or those interested in some psychedelically-tinged, retro barroom gr...

30 January
Hat Fitz & Cara live at the Metro for 'Hand It Over' Album Launch Tour  - blog post image

Hat Fitz & Cara live at the Metro for 'Hand It Over' Album Launch Tour

High-energy duo Hat Fitz and Cara are one of Australia's most enduring, popular and talented roots artists...

30 January
Local Bands to Battle for New York Trip - blog post image

Local Bands to Battle for New York Trip

Hard Rock Cafe Sydney are fired up to support up-and-coming local talent with its Battle of the Bands competition, as part of a global s...

22 January
New Music Locale at Palais Royale - blog post image

New Music Locale at Palais Royale

Maintaining current momentum in establishing Katoomba’s Palais Royale Hotel as one of the town’s premier venues, Sydney’s

Trackback Link
http://www.thehazemag.com.au/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=15447&PostID=764369&A=Trackback
Trackbacks
Post has no trackbacks.

Search

More Stories

Retro Rehash
Fusion Boutique
Music in the Mountains

Advertise in Print and Online

Contact