The John Steel Singers

The John Steel Singers

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The collision of art-rock, classic pop and indie has never sounded as lush as it does with The John Steel Singers. The Brisbane six piece blend rich vocal harmonies and horns to create a upbeat and psychedelic soundtrack for the lyrics of writer Scott Bromiley

Biography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS RELEASE NEW SINGLE 'MASOCHIST' IN OCTOBER 2009
DEBUT ALBUM 'TANGALOOMA' TO FOLLOW EARLY 2010 

The collision of art-rock, classic pop and indie has never sounded as lush as it does on 'Masochist', the first single lifted from Brisbane six piece band The John Steel Singers' forthcoming debut album.

Recorded under the guidance of producer, mentor and fellow Queenslander Robert Forster of The Go-Betweens, new single 'Masochist' sees The John Steel Singers blend rich vocal harmonies and horns to create a woozy, psychedelic soundtrack for the lyrics of writer Scott Bromiley. 'Masochist' has The John Steel Singers apply what is becoming their trademarked psychedelic, observation of a disfunctional relationship; the story here of a man who can't apply himself to love. The band keep things upbeat though, moving between Beatles'eque horn arrangements and orchestral pomp. It's a fluid, appealing sound.

Following the high-rotation Triple J radio success of previous singles 'Rainbow Kraut', ‘Evolution’ and ‘Strawberry Wine’ the John Steel Singers took the opportunity to record their debut album with Robert Forster in Melbourne’s Sing Sing Studios. Forster has drawn a live, energetic performance out of the group, allowing them freedom to wander and experiment. The album will be tied together by Brooklyn-based producer Nicholas Vernhes, renowned for working with US indie giants Animal Collective and Dearhunter.  He is due to complete mixing the album at his Rare Book Room Studio in Brooklyn by the middle of October.
 
New single 'Masochist' showcases The John Steel Singers' bent sense of color and versatility in composition, their effortless pastiche of classic pop and warped indie. The John Steel Singers hit the road in October to celebrate the launch of 'Masochist'. Joining the band will be the faint but irresistible folk hues of Little Scout, whose are launching during the tour their second EP “ Different in the Distance”.

Discography

The Beagle and the Dove EP
In Colours EP
Masochist single

The John Steel Singers won the Triple J radio "new artist of the year" j award.

They have had the singles masochist, luxembourg, rainbow kraut, evolution, strawberry wine on high rotation on the station