Pandora's Hero
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Pandora's Hero

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | SELF

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | SELF
Band Rock Punk


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"Cold And Need / Archdukes / Pandora’s Hero / For This Cause"

The Zoo - Sat Feb 12

Tonight is all about earnest boys with guitars and melody, starting out with the youthful Calling All Cars punch of For This Cause and Pandora’s Hero, the latter characterised by vocals equal parts Brian Molko and Ed Kowalczyck. The biggest stray from the formula comes in the form of Sunshine Coast outfit Archdukes, who have the sonic grace to justify their rather majestic moniker. It’s fairly derivative in places – at least once I hear them lift an Interpol riff – but their music has a leisurely and atmospheric drift that sometimes recalls Gersey at their dreamiest.

The real stars of the show, however, are Cold And Need whose songs are unashamedly big ‘n bombastic; weighty yet catchy songs that would not be out of place on Nova. Instead of building to crescendos, the tunes are almost one big crescendo, the drummer crashing his toms and cymbals like an eerily precise Keith Moon. Sound-wise, they blend sky-reaching Edge-esque guitar (with tinges of Temper Trap) as soaring anthemic choruses lift the audience to a rather joyful mood. All of tonight’s commercial appeal is a hipster’s worst nightmare, but Cold And Need are all about giving the people what they want.



Pandora's Hero (Demo) - (2010)
- Fall On Me
- When The World's Mine
- Blackjack & Jaime Lee

Untitled EP - (2011)
- Slated for release mid-late 2011



Pandora's Hero began as three guys with a simple vision: to be "freaking rockstars". In their quest they enlisted the help of a few friends and have now found themselves on the verge of bursting fiercely onto the scene like a starved velociraptor in a grocery store.

With influences ranging from Guns and Roses to All Time Low, AC/DC to Mayday Parade and everything in between, PH took a long time to settle on a sound that worked for them.

The band has been described as having a "youthful Calling All Cars punch characterised by vocals equal parts Brian Molko and Ed Kowalczyck". Strong guitar hooks and driving drum lines are the core component of PH's songs and the unique vocal combination of Sinclair and Lock bring something to the table that sets them apart from many bands on the scene today.

In late 2010 Pandora's Hero laid down a three track demo CD, working with a studio and producers whose past credits include such heavyweights as Deep Purple and The Black Eyed Peas.

On the back of this recording the band started playing any and every venue around Brisbane that would let them put on a show, kicking off with a monumental first gig at the Hifi Bar in the international Emergenza Festival for unsigned bands. Since then PH has played at various local hotspots including the Zoo, Club 299, X & Y Bar and the Globe Theatre.

And now that their name is out there, the PH boys are set on getting it up in lights.