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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia | SELF

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia | SELF
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"Sweet Mix of Rock, Pop"

THE Territory band that was booed before they even started playing on an NT stage are launching their debut EP this weekend.

Sweet Amber have been busily working up to the launch of The Sound Of Change, with concerts across the Top End.

Rhythm guitarist and back-up vocalist Steve-O Lees said it was playing back-up to Grinspoon at the V8s recently that caused a stir.

"We originally got booed before we even played," Lees said. "I just laughed. Then they got really into it.

"Darwin bands don't have the greatest reps and maybe people just wanted to see Grinspoon.

"It was a big act, and it really built our confidence."

Lees said stepping out in front of a crowd of several thousand was thrilling.

The group were also a hit at BASSINTHEGRASS this year, and the band of 19 to 25-year-olds opened the Territory National Youth Week celebrations. Lees said he was excited about debuting the seven-track collection.

"It's been an interesting journey," he said. "We have had a lot of support, and it's taken a lot of hard work, and a lot of time.

"It's actually been a long process, we began recording in December."

They describe themselves as a rock'n'roll group edging on pop.

"The lead singer, Dylan Podsiadly, is predominantly the writer," Lees said.

"He starts from a few words, throws something together and it becomes quite magical."

Sweet Amber will launch their debut EP The Sound Of Change at Brown's Mart at 5.30pm on tomorrow. They will have support from up-and-coming local acts Skarlet, Enth Degree and Seed. Entry is $10 at the door or $5 concession.
- NT News - September 17th, 2010


"Darwin Music Scene Sweet"

YOUNG musician Steve-o (Steve Lees) has a mission - he wants to show Australia that Darwin is a humming hotbed of great music.

And he's planning on doing it with his band Sweet Amber.

"There's a good music scene in Darwin but I don't think a lot of Australians know about that," he said.

"Darwin's not really known for music - we're known for having a good time, drinking, and the weather.

"Maybe with something happening with Sweet Amber, people will pay more attention to Darwin."

They play regularly at Dolly's bar at Wanguri and have an all-originals show this weekend at the Happy Yess club.

"It's rocky, punchy, alternative, commercial, great to dance to, great to sing along to, catchy, a lot of distortion, a lot of groove," Steve-o said. "We've got slow weird songs, then we'll punch it in to a nice rocky song. There's a lot of moods that we try and produce."

Sweet Amber plays with Crassic Park and Z Major at the Happy Yess club, February 13 from 9pm. Entry $5.
- NT News, February 12th, 2010


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The Sound Of Change - 2010

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In the short time Sweet Amber ( Dylan Podsiadly (Vocals), Rhys Winter (Lead Guitar), Steve-O (Rhythm Guitar), Jared Winter (Bass) and Stuart ‘Ducky’ Richardson (Drums)) have been together, they have wasted no time in seizing every opportunity that presents itself. From private parties and regular performances at the local, original performances at Browns Mart Theatre and Happy Yess, right up to sharing the stage with the likes of SILVERCHAIR, EMPIRE OF THE SUN, CHILDREN COLLIDE and HILLTOP HOODS at BassiNThegrass 2010 and performing to approximately 8000 people as the main support act for GRINSPOON at the V8 Supercar Race and Rock Concert 2010 at Hidden Valley.

On the eve of the release of their debut EP ‘The Sound of Change’ and with hints of a tour in early 2011, Sweet Amber are gearing to take their music to the masses. With an ever increasing stash of originals and an energetic stage show, these guys are certainly a group to keep tabs on!