Posts By Madeleine Laing

LISTEN: Texas Tea – ‘Head Says Yes (Heart Says No)’

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Texas Tea – ‘Head Says Yes (Heart Says No)’ (mp3)

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Texas Tea are Brisbane’s classiest exponents of heartfelt, country pop tunes. Their latest single ‘Head Says Yes (Heart Says No)’ is a cautionary tale, which advises against over thinking affairs of the heart, cause what’s the worst that could happen? Though I don’t know how wise this advice is, the track itself is a definite winner. It kicks off simply with twangy guitar and Kate Jacobson’s commanding voice, before the chorus brings kicks in and the song becomes a lush alt country ballad; complete with ’60s style backing vocals.

If you’re in Brisbane, catch Texas Tea launching this song on…(wait for it)…CASSINGLE, Friday August 17 at The Blackbear Lodge.

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The Majors – ‘Hello Columbo’

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The Majors – ‘Hello Columbo’ (mp3)

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The Majors’ Facebook page describes them as ‘Brisbane’s fourth best calypso band’ (yeah, you didn’t know we had such happening scene down here did you?), but they’re actually a lot closer to our best garage soul pop group. If I was writing for The MX or something, I might say “It’s a MYSTERY why ‘HELLO COLUMBO’ isn’t already a hit” (cause Columbo’s a detective, see…) but luckily I’m not, so I can just tell you how undeniably excellent this track is. With ringing, melancholy guitar and naive lyrics delivered in a voice of complete world weariness by James Boyd, topped off with science fiction keyboards, this is a layered and emotional song that demands repeat listens.

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