Wednesday, May 21, 2008

123 Amazing

Every now and then I like to make a post giving mention to a local talent who I think will cause a fuss in the not-to-distant future, and from looking back through the archives it's been a while since I've done so. Allow me to introduce Sydney based band 123 Amazing. Now, before you go ahead and make a judgment about the band just from reading their name, hear me out. I too was hesitant, but am now thankful for stumbling across this little band. Immediate reactions was that this four piece was just going to be a complete copy of another fellow Sydney act, Teenagersintokyo, but it wasn't the case at all. Sure, the image may look the same, but as the saying goes you can't judge a book by it's cover. It still has that dance appeal like many new acts before them, and yes okay their sound may not be completely unique, but can you name another band at the moment (or ever for that matter) that is producing beats to perfection the way this is? The two female vocalists, Trish and Vivian, have incredibly, perfected blended voices that accompanies the band's post-punk sort of sound. 123 Amazing is haunted, but in a good way. This is something that's easily enjoyable. At the current stage the group only has a handful of demo's which you can take advantage of over at their Myspace, or you can download my two favorite's 'Automatic' and 'Pressure'.

123 Amazing Automatic
123 Amazing Pressure


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