[flickr-photo:id=253122592,size=s] Christchurch based Indie-Pop outfit, who’s first release (a self-released CD-R EP entitled Dash Dash Comma Nought) was released in 2007. The group features Jason Johnson (guitar/vox), Bryce Collier (bass/vox/melodica), Simon Brouwer (drums/percussion) and Sam Kivi (lap steel/weissenborn/rhodes).
The groups debut is a low-key, melodic (and well-produced) selection of down-beat songs, with good instrumentation and a little rough around the edges. Johnsons’ vocals are to the front – on ‘Gilded Eyes’ a trembling warble sits on top of country-tinged (thanks to the lap steel touches) pop-rock backing, not unlike the Afghan Whigs more delicate numbers.rn
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- Dash Dash Comma Nought CD-R EP [2007 self-released]