cooperblack

cooperblack

BandPopRock

NT News Ben Langford 30/05/08 "..if the electro-garage band Cooperblack weren't in Darwin they'd be stars..with a unique sound ..and uber-modern blend of electronics, chords and high pitched languages, the hip cats of Melbourne or Sydney would pack into clubs to hear them play"

Biography

Jeremy Conlon (ex guitarist with Adelaide band "The Violets") is the main songwriter, voice and producer behind Cooperblack. Cooperblack started in the early 1990's, influenced mainly by art school sound projects, followed by classical music in the late 1990's whilst he was doing a degree in Composition, leading to electro beats whilst working with Australian DJ and producer DJ Tr!p. More recently this has culminated in a marriage of electro bass driven pop with Darwin musicians Oliver Budack and Simon Kormendy. (danceable even..!)

they say...

"Cooperblack certainly don't sound like your typical Darwin band. A blend of lounge, electronica, theramin and rock, it isn't what you'd normally associate with the �top ends' music scene. The bands lyrics are just as leftfield. A kaleidoscope of ideas and themes straight out of art school; songs about German catch phrases, owning too many books (and not reading any of them), birds flying into windows, pop corn and more. Not a blue sky mine to be found among it." - Citysearch- Mikolai, August 2008

"NT News Ben Langford 30/05/08 "Ben Langford 30/05/08
"It's not a great thing to say, but if the electro-garage band Cooperblack weren't in Darwin they'd be stars.
The band will draw a fair crowd to the launch of their new CD "My Art is Bleeding" tonight.
But with a unique sound so confident it borders on the crazy, and uber-modern blend of electronics, chords and high pitched languages, the hip cats of Melbourne or Sydney would pack into clubs to hear them play.
Luckily for Darwin, the band's leading light, singer-songwriter Jeremy Conlon, has no plans to move away from his adopted hometown.
"My Art is Bleeding" is a more rocking affair than previous Cooperblack efforts, a fact that Conlon puts down to much of it being recorded live.
With Simon Kormendy on synthesizer and his madly wailing theramin, this is a local band reaching the heights of their powers.
And the influence of the German drummer Oliver Budack is clear, with the album's opening track "Affen Titten Geil" among the more bizzare points. the song's title translates as "horny tits monkey", which apparently is a popular way for old-school Germans to say "that's really cool".

Cooperblack's sound is characterized by a contrast in dark mix of bass throb and ultra pop sensibilities. They have been compared to Gang Of Four, Talking Heads, The Cure, Arcade Fire and Hot Chip!!

AIRPLAY on Triple J, FBi Radio, Three D Radio, ABC Darwin...and more

Jeremy was previously a member of Adelaide based band The Violets (Krell Records, Phantom Records), who toured and received great airplay in Australia

Cooperblack have performed at the Darwin Festivals Music NT showcase gigs for 2005, 2006, 2007...
cooperblack is now available in iTunes internationally.

http://www.youtube.com/cooperblacknsstudio

cut and paste the link below to view cooperblack on JTV in 2006

http://www.abc.net.au/jtv/video/segment_60SECS.htm?clip=cooperblack

http://www.myspace.com/cooperblackaustralia

http://www.tripljunearthed.com/cooperblack

http://www.cooperblack.net

Lyrics

Scary On The Radio (pen and mouse mix)

Written By: Jeremy Conlon

Ancient blood and then some more time,
When we re-wired, you were not in my mind,
I never saw the station,
Of pure noise,
In exploration.
2 times 10 and then some more,
We're counting down before you hit the floor,
Trying to rise and then again, it's worse this time, let's fly away...

I find it scary on the radio (stereo)

You should use a pen more often instead of a mouse......

Books

Written By: Jeremy Conlon

I can see the pain inside your your head
It's a key that's turning your to red
It's a place I'm dying to go back
It's a feast I had but now I'm dead

Cos it's another way
Cos it's another way out...

I can't find the key inside your eyes
Find that place that's calling deep inside
If I change the words will I survive?
That quiet place behind your blackened mind.

Cos it's another way
Cos it's another way out...

I've got too many books I'll never read
I've got too many books I'll never read
I've got too many books I'll never read

I can't find the window to your soul
It's enough to make me wanna roll
Tear that space between the Earth and sky
Bring me down hold me I need to cry

Cos it's another way
Cos it's another way out...Cos it's another way
Cos it's another way out...
Cos it's another way
Cos it's another way out...

Discography

"My Art is Bleeding" - CD 2008 recieving Triplej, ABC, FBi, Three D radio airplay
"Soft Robot" - EP - 2006 - track 1 "Stand Up" recieved Triple J and community radio airplay 2006, plus a slot on JTV
"The Shiny Side" - Album - 2005 recieved great community radio support
"Item V2" - EP - 2001 [collaboration with DJ Tr!p] track 2 "Scary On the Radio" recieved tripleJ airplay 2001 - 2007
"Presbus" - CD Single - 2000 - Track 1 Presbus recieved Triplej and Rage rotation 2000
"Melisma"- CD - 2000
".interpacer - CD - 1998 - good roatation on community radio in Adelaide
"Tenth Hour Degree" - CASS - 1997
"Cooperblack" - CASS - 1995.

Set List

current set list 2008

concrete
stand up
born digital
taken away
scary on the radio
rain
waiting for the nerds
don't sleep
elendil
Popcorn Girl
Plastinate
Nerds
I Want You
Brown Bird (Nabarlek cover)
Books
Alfen Lightly
Swim
Salted
Spanish Waltz
Affen Titten Giel
Like an Aeroplane
Water
Space Oddity (Bowie)