I don’t see the words “suave” and “erudite” in press releases very often, but then again, I don’t review tracks from All the Colours every day. The Josh Moriarty (Miami Horror) headed Melbourne band were featured on Indie Shuffle earlier this year with their single “Second to None,” and now return with another, “Shame.”
The latest single from the band’s upcoming debut album (due out later this month), it’s another intelligent take on the pop genre. Everything stems from the track’s throbbing, blues-infused bass line, which weaves its way in and out of the track, taking the lead in parts before taking a secondary role in others. Slick vocals, guitar riffs, piano solos and sing-alongs all get their moment, but that bass just keeps dropping in, forcing itself to the fore.
I’ve been interested to hear the variety in their previous recordings, and “Shame” again follows this trend. This bodes well for this “suave and erudite” group’s album release in the coming weeks — stay tuned.