Posted by Danni Le Toullec on February 24, 2010
You could say that Brisbane band Last Dinosaurs have had a pretty successful start to their music career. Despite the band’s relatively new arrival on the scene (they started playing together in late 2007), they’ve managed a Triple J Unearthed win, a tour of Japan, recording sessions with Lost Valentinos’ Jono Mar and a signing to the Dew Process label.
Kluster’s Danni Le Toullec managed to track down bass player Sam Gethin-Jones down for a quick Q&A ahead of Last Dinosaurs’ debut EP release at the Old Museum on February 26.
Covered: Pillows, being unearthed, Jono Ma and happy gooey feelings.
Danni Le Toullec: How and when did you guys come together as a band?
Sam Gethin-Jones: I was actually the latest addition. Sean and Dan went to the same school as one another. Then Lach (who is Sean’s baby brother) was recruited on guitar. I met the guys through the Brisbane music scene and when they asked if I was interested in joining, I jumped at the opportunity.
DL: What inspired the band name?
SGJ: There is a Japanese band called the pillows that we all like, and they have a track called 'Last Dinosaur'. Dan heard the track name and thought it rolled off the tongue perfectly, so, lo and behold here we are.More...
Posted by Andy Ryan on October 3, 2009
With ‘reality’ being almost the omnipotent prefix of the television industry, it’s also flooding over into other creative pursuits with videos allowing almost unprecedented access to the working lives of numerous artists and musicians.
New York-based Alberta Cross share their studio secrets with glimpses of the band recording in the raw on a video that explores the making of their impending album Broken Side of Time.
Posted by Andy Ryan on August 25, 2009
Brisbane boutique indie label Dew Process have bolstered their rocking stocks with the signing of Brooklyn-based quintet Alberta Cross. Appearing and sounding somewhere between My Morning Jacket and that Followill brothers lot – back when they were interesting, not their recent sizzling sex song ubiquitousness – Alberta Cross are on the cusp of some big things as their sound has matured from more folkish beginnings into grittier terrain.
The band are centred around a Swede and a Londoner, who caused an initial stir in the UK with some highly regarded EPs, being the hand-picked support of Oasis and filling slots on the summer festival circuit. They tasted the bright lights and big-time allure of New York City in late 2007 for the CMJ music conference and returned the next year to base themselves in Brooklyn. Their fledgling career further blossomed State-side, with a Neil Young support standing alongside noteworthy sets at Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo festivals bolstering their bio.
Spoon and …Trail of Dead producer Mike McCarthy was wrangled in to record their debut album Broken Side of Time which is poised for release September 22. Get a taste of the upcoming album with the video of 'ATX'.