‘Bright Victory’ – CABINS
Having cut their musical teeth playing their oddly exotic brand of dark balladry extensively around Sydney and Melbourne over the past 12 months, including national tours with Wolf and Cub, The Scare and The Mess Hall, Cabins release their debut recording, the mini album ‘Bright Victory’ out June 11.
‘‘Dark”, “melodic”, “spiky” and “atmospheric” are all overused words in the noble pursuit of describing sound. Still, they all seem oddly appropriate when trying to get a handle on what Cabins are.
Produced by Woody Annison (Red Riders, Children Collide); ‘Bright Victory’ captures Cabins’ mix of menace and melody. Surrealistic tales penned by front man Leroy are carried along by musical arrangements full of woozy pianos, horns, sparse guitars and a rhythm section that at times threatens to play itself into a trance. Underpinning it all is a melodic and lyrical adventurousness that suggest a band willing to experiment and progress beyond the standard expectations, even at this early stage of their musical life.
We’ve got a brand new SYNapproved band for June, White Woods. You can read all about them here.
If you want to check out this week’s Sweet 16, head here.
And if you want to read up on our international feature this week, “Loveless Unbeliever” from THE SCHOOL of Wales, head here.