Three for Thursday – #6 (The Young Lions, The Basics and Alpine)

Oh, hello again.. Thought i’d get a post done before I escape to Sydney for the weekend. (thanks Josh Pyke) Hope you all have a music filled weekend! I know i will.

                                         The Young Lions – Winter to Spring

Let me introduce you to a relatively new side project, The Young Lions. This is Israel Cannan’s side project with good friend Benjamin Myer. Winter to Spring is the first taste of this new musical endeavour and with its rich vocals and blend of roots and folk you’re mind will set sail too, possibly joining the two friends shipwrecked on an island. I also recommend having a listen to Cannan’s solo work. I predict you’ll be hearing nothing but good things about Israel Cannan in the future, either for his solo work or The Young Lions.

                                                             The Basics – /ðə’bæzɪtʃ/

Last Friday, Melbourne’s The Basics released their new album, and the good news for you, you can download ALL 14 tracks for FREE.  Titled /ðə’bæzɪtʃ/, it was recorded at the Northcote Social Club back in February. The Basics are a great live band, so it’s no surprise I’ve seen them many, many times before and I guess that’s why I was keen to hear this album. The recording sheds some light onto the energy and fun that make their live sets, and it is well worth the time to download. Album tour dates to be announced soon, and I don’t think I need to tell you again to go see The Basics live. For those interested in getting an actual CD and vinyl there’s a limited number available.

                                                                 Alpine – Too Safe

A recent addition to Ivy League’s roster is Melbourne band Alpine, formerly known as Swiss. Track Too Safe is beginning to gain them some much deserved attention, with comparisons to Phoenix, among others. Alpine’s debut EP, Zurich will be out sometime in the next few months but it is currently available to stream from the band’s myspace page, there’s also some demos to download from Triple J Unearthed. August has seen Alpine play a residency at the Northcote Social Club and the final residency takes place next Tuesday the 31st of August. Get down and support local music!

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