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"Single of the Week"

*Single of the week (Feb 5 2009)

If buying EPs was merely a means of brokering fiscal returns, there could well be money in investing in Sierra Fins debut EP before it ends up one of those rarities transferred between ebay collector for outrageous sums. Of course, the best music isn’t about profits: it’s about emotion. It’s about heart. It’s about resonance. It’s about impact. Sydney act Sierra Fin know this. They know that it’s also about crafting an EP package that harks back to pre Itunes era. They know it’s about refining musical gems that sound like Thom Yorke collaborating with Elbow. They know it’s about offering fingerpicked fragility and lyrics that can allude to Greek mythology without sounding like moaning autodidact Glenn Richards. Such is the treasure of Sierra Fin.
- RIP IT UP (Adelaide) Review

"Single of the Week"

*Single of the week (Feb 5 2009)

The debut EP from Sydney four piece Sierra Fin is well worth a listen. The key to their appeal are the enthralling vocal capabilities of Russ Tainton, which drives much of the EPs content without dominating the songs. The enigmatic harmonies in Been Sleeping are standout, with Sierra Fin’s knack for writing beautifully melancholic songs that dabble in a range of styles demonstrated through Blue Day Sun and Over My Head. Nice work boys.

- DRUM MEDIA (Perth) Review

"EP Review"

'With soaring vocals from frontman Russ Tainton, Sierra Fin mix stunning traditional instruments with mellow electronica sounds. Sierra Fin are slated for an April tour and are worth checking out’.

'Keep an ear out for Sierra Fin because they bring something new and unique to Australia’s music scene'.

- Jonathon Moran
- The Sunday Telegraph

"EP Review"

SIERRA FIN – Shake Stare Sleep EP
(Waterfront / MGM)

This week we’re looking at the debut EP from Sydney four-piece Sierra Fin.

It’s an ambitiously eclectic EP, where the five songs range from
dramatic orchestral soundscapes to mellow computer-infused lullabies, like a local approximation of Radiohead.

Then again, to be like Radiohead without being Radiohead means there’s probably more gratuitous pomp and abstract concepts
than you can get away with, ending up morelike self-important twits Muse.

Still, the singer’s vocals elevate each of the tunes to a new level, with one of the most distinctive new throats Australia has heard for a while.

Of course, it’s only distinctive in that whether he’s warbling
Been Sleeping or crooning the best song Blue Day Sun, his voice sounds eerily similar to Muse singer Matt Bellamy.

If you find Sierra Fin’s debut EP impressive and enjoyable enough
to overcome being, perhaps unfairly, judged against its influences, buy it now.
- Rave Magazine (Brisbane)


* 'Shake Stare Sleep' EP (released Jan 09)



For Immediate Release
July 12th 2010

SIERRA FIN have received their mastered album tracks back from Abbey Road, mastered by Geoff Pesche (Radiohead, Blur, Gorillaz) and have locked in their first gig, after four months.

The ambitious four piece have been hiding out since March recording their debut album. Titled ‘The Cautionary Tale of the Beautiful Blackout’ the debut was arranged by singer/songwriter, Russ Tainton, for a thirty piece Symphony Orchestra. Recorded under the watchful eye of Paul McKercher, producer/engineer (Augie March, Sarah Blasko, Speedstar) the album runs as one piece of music, 11 tracks, 45 minutes in length with standout
tracks ‘Lost Mans Lie’ and ‘Angels Way Down’.

On August 3rd SIERRA FIN will be supporting Frightened Rabbit at The Factory Theatre. Over the past two years SIERRA FIN have supported Cloud Control, Washington, The Gin Club, The Kahn Brothers (ex Gelbison), Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett) and The Fauves and are honoured to add Frightened Rabbit to this list.

SIERRA FIN highlights

-Sold out The Vanguard, Sydney for ‘Shake Stare Sleep’ EP Launch, November 2008

-Placed in the Highly Commended category for The Musicoz Awards, 2008

-‘Shake Stare Sleep’ EP distributed by MGM 2009

-Self Funded ‘Meet & Greet Tour’ East Coast Tour, 2009

-Single of the Week: Rip It Up Magazine, Adelaide & Drum Media, Perth (5 Feb) 2009

-One of the four bands selected by Judges for the garage2v competition for a chance to play V Festival, 2009

-High rotation on FBI 94.5 (Syd), RRR (Melb), PBS (Melb), 4ZZZ (Bris) for track ‘Been Sleeping’ and ‘Blue Day Sun’

-Tooheys Extra Dry Uncharted Live Winners, 2009

-JB Seed Grant Recipients, 2009

-Played Blueprint Festival (VIC) alongside The Panics & Blue King Brown, 2009

-Played Playground Weekender (NSW) alongside Brian Jonestown Massacre & Lupe Fiasco, 2010

-‘Lost on the Pretty Little Coast’ East Coast Tour with Grand Atlantic (QLD) and Blackchords (VIC), 2010

-Supported high profile acts Washington, Steve Kilbey (The Church), Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett), The Fauves, The Gin Club, Cloud Control, Bertie Blackman, The Boat People, The Paper Scissors + more

-Debut Album listed by Triple J Homed & Hosed presenters in ‘Albums to Expect in 2010’ Blog

-Signed Publishing Agreement with Centrifuge Music Publishing, 2010

-Raised over $6,000 at Album Fundraiser, The Annandale Hotel, 2010

Recording & Performance Project

What Sydney four piece SIERRA FIN are attempting to create has not only never been done by an Australian independent band on debut. But it has never been attempted by an Australian band ... Ever!

For want of a better word it will be a 'concept album', a symphonic work where every song is linked to each other and forms part of a linear story, utilising the orchestra for almost its entirety.

SIERRA FIN have secured the likes of Aria Award winner Producer/Engineer Paul McKercher (Augie March, Sarah Blasko) as well as celebrated Australian Conductor Guy Noble who amongst a staggering CV was the conductor of choice for The Beach Boys & Ben Folds Five concerts with the Symphony Orchestra.

On top of that they will be putting together the 'Sierra Fin Orchestra' which will be a handpicked 30 piece orchestra who will be recording the eleven track record with SIERRA FIN.

SIERRA FIN are hoping that the release of this debut album will teach, inspire and motivate professional musicians as well as music students to the creative rewards of being bold and innovative in their compositions. In other words, they need not follow the industry’s norm ‘indie/rock’ structure.