Reminiscent of Matthew Sweet in his prime, 78 Saab's lead singer, Ben Nash, has an impressively strong, sweet and clear singing voice. Combining Nash's distinctive voice with solid musicianship, intelligent lyrics and the ability to deliver as a live band make 78 Saab a classic Australian rock and rock band. In May and June 07, 78 Saab recorded and mixed their third album, The Bells Line, in Sydney with respected producer, Wayne Connolly. The album was release on September 29, 2007 in Australia.
On first blush, this sounds like the latest gorgeous, jangly guitar pop record from somewhere north of Manchester. Belle and Sebastian meet the better moments of the Lightning Seeds, with Aztec Camera's Roddy Frame strumming away. But on closer listening there's a certain local twang to both the voices and the music on the second production from this unheralded Brisbane six-piece. There's nary a foot, or a note, wrong on this, and the Zebras can lay claim to being, if not the heirs, then at least the love child of the Go-Betweens.
The Devoted Few were an indie rock band from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. They began as the side-project of Benjamin Fletcher, best known as a founding member of Sydney noise rock band, Bluebottle Kiss. Benjamin also plays in Sarah Blasko's backing band. The Devoted Few released three albums, Sleepless (2002), Billboard Noises (2004) and Baby, You're a Vampire (2009) and a remix EP - Schematic Tracks (2005). The band played their final show in Sydney in October 2010. Fletcher has since moved to the UK and is working on a solo album.
Faker is an Australian alternative rock band, formed in Sydney in 1996. The band consists of vocalist Nathan Hudson, drummer Evan Mannell, guitarist Nic Munnings, and bassist Ash Moss. Their touring keyboardist is Dizzi de Cazz. The band has released two studio albums, and despite forming in 1996, Faker's first studio album Addicted Romantic, was only released in 2005. Prior to that, the band played multiple local gigs, and also released two EPs. In 2007, Faker became a mainstream success with their second album, Be the Twilight, and went on to continue touring nationally.
1. Former Olympia, Washington-based artist creating ambient/noise-style aural architecture. Acre is currently based out of Portland, Oregon. 2. Acre is a deep dubstep/electronica producer from Manchester, UK, signed to Embassy Recordings