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"Lacey Ropes Review"

REVIEW.

Perth's music scene never ceases to amaze me by spawning quality bands that seem to have a wealth of experience behind them before appearing on the radar. Perhaps because the band scene over there is a little removed from the rest of the country due to distance, all of these bands have the opportunity to perfect and hone their craft a little more before steeping out the front door. Whatever the reason, Perth locals Lacey are another little gem that the Western Australians have to offer, with their debut EP 'Ropes.'

The record begins with Afraid Yet?, chanting melodies supported by a thumping drum beat and intricate guitar work all wrapped up in a style of rock that has it's throwbacks to early Regurgitator and Bodyjar, with vocals reminiscent of Minus The Bear. A pretty mixed bag, but above all the songwriting and recording is solid and shows great potential.

Unfamiliar Places follows and picks up the pace whilst keeping things on the mellow rock level, the vocal melodies and chorus' are the catchiest on the entire record. Distractions takes a brighter pop route, with all instruments creating a busy sound and that familiar constant drum beat carrying the song the entire time. One of the highlights is Cool Kids, which sticks to a similar pattern as the other songs but contains more energy and a chorus that will be stuck in your head for a long time.

The EP ends on a softer note with Set, an atmospheric, piano driven song laid over a pulsing kick drum that gives the track an electronic feel, certainly the most diverse song on the record and a nice glimpse at what this band are capable of.
CONCLUSION.

'Ropes' is a fantastic first release for Lacey as it demonstrates their ability to write catchy pop hooks without sounding too commercial, it is for this reason that they will no doubt appeal to many, and possibly becomes Perth's next big act.
TRACKLISTING.

1. Afraid Yet?
2. Unfamiliar Places
3. Distractions
4. Cool Kids
5. Set - Kill Your Stereo


"Lacey Ropes Review"

REVIEW.

Perth's music scene never ceases to amaze me by spawning quality bands that seem to have a wealth of experience behind them before appearing on the radar. Perhaps because the band scene over there is a little removed from the rest of the country due to distance, all of these bands have the opportunity to perfect and hone their craft a little more before steeping out the front door. Whatever the reason, Perth locals Lacey are another little gem that the Western Australians have to offer, with their debut EP 'Ropes.'

The record begins with Afraid Yet?, chanting melodies supported by a thumping drum beat and intricate guitar work all wrapped up in a style of rock that has it's throwbacks to early Regurgitator and Bodyjar, with vocals reminiscent of Minus The Bear. A pretty mixed bag, but above all the songwriting and recording is solid and shows great potential.

Unfamiliar Places follows and picks up the pace whilst keeping things on the mellow rock level, the vocal melodies and chorus' are the catchiest on the entire record. Distractions takes a brighter pop route, with all instruments creating a busy sound and that familiar constant drum beat carrying the song the entire time. One of the highlights is Cool Kids, which sticks to a similar pattern as the other songs but contains more energy and a chorus that will be stuck in your head for a long time.

The EP ends on a softer note with Set, an atmospheric, piano driven song laid over a pulsing kick drum that gives the track an electronic feel, certainly the most diverse song on the record and a nice glimpse at what this band are capable of.
CONCLUSION.

'Ropes' is a fantastic first release for Lacey as it demonstrates their ability to write catchy pop hooks without sounding too commercial, it is for this reason that they will no doubt appeal to many, and possibly becomes Perth's next big act.
TRACKLISTING.

1. Afraid Yet?
2. Unfamiliar Places
3. Distractions
4. Cool Kids
5. Set - Kill Your Stereo


Discography

2013 - Single - Fire's Out

2011 - EP - Verso

2010 - EP - Ropes

2009 - Double A-Side - Hard To Tell/Whip

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Bio

When you listen to LACEY, one of the first things you will notice is their incredible penchant for writing sobering, incisive lyrics, phrased within sweet pop melodies. Their rhythms are tight and infectious and their tones soothing. The end result is a sound that is unintentionally seductive, but defiantly addictive.

This songwriting sets the Perth natives apart, but is something the band would never stake claim to. Humble from the inside out , LACEY don’t want you to over-analyse them, their music, or yourself for that matter. Their sound is created less by guidelines and more by a pure intent: to expand, explore, and dance, and to have a damn good time doing it.

LACEY are a band with a history of churning out great tunes. In 2009 they received national airplay on Triple J for their first double single ‘Hard To Tell/Whip’, which also reached the top 30 of the Triple J Unearthed charts, peaking at 2 and 4 on the indie charts respectively. In 2010, their second single and first track from their ‘ROPES’ EP, ‘Distractions’, received airplay on Triple J’s Home and Hosed and Richard Kingsmills’s 2010 programs. Their next single, 'Afraid Yet?', received spot rotation on Triple J and ‘Song Of The Day’ feature on Radar Radio. The video for the track was also Rage’s indie clip of the week.

In 2011 with the completion of their sophomore EP ‘VERSO’ LACEY showed they were defining new sounds and ready for new horizons. The quality of the release was again highlighted through its strong rotation on Triple J, including heavy airplay of lead single ‘In Circles’.

After spending much of 2012 travelling, living and playing music abroad, including packed out shows in Nashville and appearances on college radio, LACEY headed back home to pick up where they left off. The hiatus (of sorts) reinvigorated founding members Harry and Tom, with both they and the band undergoing yet another metamorphosis giving the guys a newfound enthusiasm for writing and playing music.

After welcoming two new members (James - Drums and Charles - Guitar), giving them dynamic, bold and larger new sound, LACEY released their new single ‘Fire’s Out’ at a sold out-show merely two months later, before supporting Strange Talk (NSW) and Hey Geronimo (NSW) on the WA leg of their national tour.

Now bunkering down and in the process of writing their debut album, Lacey are set for big things in 2014.