Minute 36
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Minute 36

Albany, Western Australia, Australia | SELF

Albany, Western Australia, Australia | SELF
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"Review"

-"eerie, and cool, really hooked me."

-"Ripping songs! Moody, dark, lovely guitar work, great tempo changes and really nice, poignant lyrics!"

-"dark and interesting - good potential!!"

ROSIE BEATON, triple J
- Triple J


"Minute 36"

Former Albany musician Kris Nelson’s band Minute 36 garnered many words of praise with the release of its 2007 EP, Era Quondam, including “dark and interesting” and “eerie and cool” from Triple J presenter Rosie Beaton.

Spurred on by this positive reception, two years later and two members stronger, the band has a new album’s worth of material which is sure to send chills of delight down the spines of Tanglehead patrons this Friday night.

Nelson and bandmates Mark Neal and Nat Grose will play seven or eight new songs on Friday night before they head into the studio in September to record the follow-up to Era Quondam.

According to Nelson, Albany fans will like what they hear.

“It’s still super-creepy, but it’s got more of an upbeat feel to it,” Nelson said of the new round of tracks.

“They’ve evolved in jams, so they’ve got that live kind of feeling,” he added.

But the band’s local fans will need to saviour the experience, because with all things going to plan, the band could be plying their trade on America’s West Coast by this time next year.

“We’re talking to a few labels over there,” Nelson said.

“We’re going to go over there and jump on a couple of tours. We’re all saving up,” he added.

This ambitious plan reaffirms the band’s unwavering commitment to taking Minute 36 as far as it can go, after Nelson was forced to sell his Marshall amplifier to the band’s producer in a trade off for more recording time.

According to Nelson, such an act is a small sacrifice if it means getting his songs to the ears of more people both in Australia and worldwide in the future.

But as for this Friday night, Albany will have Minute 36 all to itself, and local music lovers should seize the opportunity to see this impressive act with both hands – they might not have another chance any time soon. - Iven Manning


"Minute 36 -Rosemount Hotel 19/12/09"

Minute 36 started off the night as the perfect openers. On stage, it is clear why these three guys won a WAM award. They’re part classical, part jazz, part rockabilly, and part good old fashioned Albany boredom. They may not play the most complex or quick paced music, but each band member does what they do to intertwine with the other members like a spiritual being is overseeing the whole process. Front man Kris Nelson’s vocals are melodic yet strained enough to make every song sound like it could be his last. Just, go and see them, okay? - fasterlouder.com.au


Discography

Minute 36 - Era Quondam (March 2008)
Minute 36 - An Argument Between The Taste And The Feeling (September 2010)

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Dark and interesting Rosie Beaton, Triple J
These guys have got some interesting influences going on. Their songs sound like they could explode at any point into a rage of rock, but they usually keep the tension going instead of heading to the obvious climax. Richard Kingsmill, Triple J

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Minute 36 started off the night as the perfect openers. On stage, it is clear why these three guys won a WAM award. Theyre part classical, part jazz, part rockabilly, and part good old fashioned Albany boredom. They may not play the most complex or quick paced music, but each band member does what they do to intertwine with the other members like a spiritual being is overseeing the whole process. Front man Kris Nelsons vocals are melodic yet strained enough to make every song sound like it could be his last. Just, go and see them, okay? Rosemount hotel, 2009 Fasterlouder.com.au

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If this was played on commercial radio it would eat peoples faces off Peter Barr RTR fm, quote taken from the WAM song of the year Live Judging Panel at the 2010 WAM music business conference

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The project was created during an overnight recording session in late 2007 at an old haunted hospital. "I have been obsessed with ghosts ever since I can remember, so when the opportunity arose to stay the night and record in such a famously haunted building, I jumped at it!" quotes the bands songwriter Kris Nelson.

The old building is situated in the sleepy coastal town of Albany, Western Australia and was an active hospital from 1897 to 1962. Stories of ghostly women and soldiers dressed in early 1900's attire are said to walk the halls, move objects and even slam doors and windows.
"I wrote an recorded the song 'Mary' at about 3am in the main operating room, when I listened back to the 4-Track there was an extremely loud and chilling breath that totally drowns out my voice and guitar. The thing is I was the only one in the room at the time as everyone else had turned in for the night." Nelson explains.

Blending the sounds of double bass, cello, arch top guitar and a two piece drum kit, the spooky upbeat music is then laced with Nelsons deep yet cynically witty lyrics. The sound falls somewhere between a horror movie score and a tortured pop song with a unique tongue in cheek quirkiness to it.

The band has recently received Western Australia's prestigious "WAM Song of the Year" in 2009 and was nominated for 2 tracks in 2010, placed highly in Ampfest and the next big thing band competition, Performed all over WA and at some of the major Festivals (southbound, One Movement Festival, Northbridge festival and The Nannup Music Festival). Recently they performed at the prestigious WAM Song of the year award ceremony and supported Karnivool on the Northern Lights tour.

The trio travelled over 44,000kms in 2010, and have plans for international tours in 2011. They received national airplay on triple J with there first CD release and have just launched there debut full length album. An Argument Between The Taste And The Feeling will be Available nationally in all good record stores through Firestarter Distribution.