Massai
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Massai

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | SELF

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | SELF
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"Rhiannon Hart Album Launch"

Massai, next, though they’re the rocking sore thumb-meat in tonight’s line-up sandwich, have a surprisingly giddy following. The mop-haired uni-students can barely get an anecdote in edgeways for the screams of ‘take your shirt off!’ and ‘show us your tits!’ And that’s before they even get the chance to play. More than just eye-candy, though, the local three-piece brandishes a sound that deserves a much bigger audience. They breeze through a set of punchy, assured jangle-punk; think Modest Mouse with a deep-seated love for funk. From Dire Straits-like rock-swing, to hillbilly jam, the guys boast a tight and refined sound, always leaving just enough melody in the small modulations to keep you heart as well as your head moving. Swapping drummer for singer for the final two tracks, the band completely switch aesthetic; an excellent way to break up their long set, and, pending no big Gabriel/Collins fallout, the mark of a highly skilled group with a serious future. - Time Off Magazine


Discography

SINGLE - 'I Don't Wanna Get Old' - May 2011
EP - 'Sisyphus & The Fall Of The Literary Giants - October 2010

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In the short time that Massai have been together and actually in the same country as each other they have released their debut EP, toured Melbourne & the east coast, read a bunch of books, turned 2, been assaulted by Melbourne and Gold Coast bogans alike and have just finished recording their 2nd EP, Mr Delphian, to be released mid 2011. The First single, ‘I Don’t Wanna Get Old’ is available now via www.massai.bandcamp.com.

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“The mop-haired uni-students can barely get an anecdote in edgeways for the screams of ‘take your shirt off!’ and ‘show us your tits!’ And that’s before they even get the chance to play. More than just eye-candy, though, the local three-piece brandishes a sound that deserves a much bigger audience.”
– Sam Hobson, Time Off Magazine, 2011

“The real highlight of the set was their lead single “Blow up the Sun”... it was refreshing to see such appreciation for a lesser known local band”
– Bianca Martin, Music for the Laundromat, 2010

“A gloriously dreamy rock number allegedly called B.N.E, is the one I enjoy the most.”
– Darragh Murray, Rave Magazine, 2010