Burning Brooklyn
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Burning Brooklyn

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | SELF

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | SELF
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This EP definitely caught me by surprise. Being just in the newborn stages of their career (they formed in October ‘08) Burning Brooklyn have cited their influences as Anberlin and Taking Back Sunday, and they’re definitely evident in the EP ‘Where the Heart Stops’.

Although it feels as if there’s something missing musically, (a slightly dirtier or maybe heavier sound would have been nice – similar to A Day To Remember), this is one of the best unsigned Australian alternative-rock bands I’ve heard in a while.

They manage to deliver a fairly solid 7-track EP, with some definite stand out songs. ‘Sleepless’ is one, a melancholy pseudo-ballad and the single ‘Half Past Easy’ which will inevitably get stuck in your head after the first few listens.

These tracks manage to encapsulate elements of both pop-punk and hardcore smoothly and almost effortlessly to create an enjoyable music experience.

Although it’s rough, and there’s definitely a lot of work needed, there is something there.

The only gripe is the final track ‘Untitled’ which is listed as being 13.21 minutes long, although is completely blank until 10 minutes in. Even then you’re just treated to a different version of the EPs opening track ‘Where the Heart Stops’ – Maybe they just needed to fill in time, I don’t know.

Having already managed to gather a stable following of loyal fans and a reputation for being fantastic live, I’d say that these guys are something to start looking out for.


CONCLUSION.
Look out for these guys – they’re something to watch. - Kill Your Stereo


Discography

EP: Where The Heart Stops | 6 Track Release 2009.

1. Where The Heart Stops
2. Half Past Easy
3. The Straw That Broke My Back
4. Your Introduction
5. The Raven
6. Sleepless

"Half Past Easy" - National Airplay via Triple J and Triple M Sydney Australia.

NEW Single planned for release via itunes May 2010.

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All things considered, 2009 was a pretty good year for Burning Brooklyn.

Since coming together in October of ‘08, they’ve wasted no time ticking all the boxes of a successful unsigned act.

Before releasing their debut EP, Burning Brooklyn saw their first single Half Past Easy played regularly on Australia's Triple J Radio via "Short Fast Loud." Now that the EP, Where the Heart Stops has dropped, radio play has extended to the JJJ's "Home and Hosed" and Triple M Sydney.

The band has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with international acts like Haste the Day (USA), Blessed by a Broken Heart (CAN) and Fear Before (USA) – all before their first birthday.

Influenced by bands like Taking Back Sunday, Anberlin and Saosin, Burning Brooklyn’s sound combines the guts of great rock music with catchy melodies, a recipe that has proved successful with a range of gig-goers. They’ve quickly been branded with a reputation for one of the tightest and most dynamic live shows the local scene has to offer.

Far from resting on their laurels, the band have just completed a 17 date tour of the east coast and are now hitting the studio again to release their brand new single, in May 2010 - so get excited!