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Perth, Western Australia, Australia | INDIE

Perth, Western Australia, Australia | INDIE
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"Album Review"

http://www.thedwarf.com.au/nd/albumreviews/chasing_knives_bravo_inferno

Bravo Inferno - Chasing Knives (Album)

by Kathryn Mahina | Wednesday, December 9

Perth based indie rockers Bravo Inferno have poured their heart and soul into recording their debut LP Chasing Knives. For a band that’s only been playing together for a year they’ve put together a solid album of melodious, guitar driven rock with strong new wave and brit pop influences. Bravo Inferno are Ben, Eamon, Lee, Mike and Wayne. They’ve built up a loyal fan base in their hometown with constant gigging and EP releases.

According to their MySpace page, they care not for fads or indie chic. They have lovingly crafted an album simply because they want to create. The sentiment is admirable, as is their independent approach to writing and recording their music. Chasing Knives ranges from melancholic reflections to moments of intense exigency, with appealing pop riffs that are encompassed by horns, piano and organ. The layered sound and simple, heart-felt lyrics are reminiscent of the glorious Maximo Park - minus the romantic imagery. With subtle undertones of The National and the boppyness of The Wellingtons.

Standout tracks are Torque Of Change, Brothers, Bones and Breaking and The Q&A. The driving bass in Torque of Change and Bloc Party-esque guitar are ridiculously catchy and fun to dance around to. Brothers is dripping with a furious urgency and other worldly guitar noises that scream male bonding to the max. Overpowering drums and bass kick off Bones and Breaking that is followed up with a charming brass section in the chorus. This song is very Maximo Park-ish without the hot British accent.

The Q&A is a soppy piano ballad that appeals greatly to my inner girly tenderness (that I like to pretend doesn’t exist). It’s a sweeping, epic tune that culminates in a mess of guitar noise with an overwhelming sense of longing and desire. On the whole, Chasing Knives is a well produced, strong debut from a young band attempting to carve out a name for themselves in this unforgiving industry.

It's not a deep, mind blowing, life changing musical experience by any means. However, Bravo Inferno’s sweet harmonies and bouncy rock make for pleasant listening and it’ll be interesting to see what these boys come up with next.

- thedwarf.com.au - Kathryn Mahina


Discography

Debut EP 'This Balloon' - Released May 2008.

Debut Album 'Chasing Knives' - Released October 2009 through Firestarter Distribution.

Songs from both releases have been played on RTR FM 92.1, 96FM in Perth and community radio throughout Australia.

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After a sell-out EP launch and a successful run of shows in their first year performing, Bravo Inferno strode into the studio to record their debut album. Enlightened by influences ranging from British Indie Pop, through to North American DIY underground music, and good old Australian electric guitar rock, Bravo Inferno's debut album 'Chasing Knives' is a textured recording of melodious indie rock compositions.

At its heart 'Chasing Knives' is a lyrically driven, guitar based album. But laced with horns, organs, piano and mellotron sounds, the band have forged songs ranging from tense and urgent to dense and melancholy. With no care for fads or indie chic, Bravo Inferno have lovingly crafted an album simply because they want to create. What better reason is there?

Released under their own 'Tall Saint Records' imprint and distributed nationally in Australia by Firestarter Distribution, 'Chasing Knives' was launched at the Rosemount Hotel in Perth in October 2009 to a strong and enthusiastic 200+ crowd of loyal fans.

In a glowing review of the band's album, Kathryn Mahina from thedwarf.com.au describes the band as having "layered sound and simple, heart-felt lyrics reminiscent of the glorious Maximo Park .... With subtle undertones of The National and the boppyness of The Wellingtons"

The reviewer goes on to say "Standout tracks are Torque Of Change, Brothers, Bones and Breaking and The Q&A. The driving bass in Torque of Change and Bloc Party-esque guitar are ridiculously catchy and fun to dance around to."

"Bravo Inferno are at their best when they trot out the mid-paced melancholy that they do so well on title tune Chasing Knives. They hit a similar high point on Piccadilly Nights, but with added pace and sparkle." from FasterLouder.com.au.