July 04, 2006

Jul 4, 2006

We’re happy to report that the long-awaited Grand Atlantic album is finished and it’s….stunning! Destined to be one of the best Australian pop records in the last year or two, and definitely going to surprise people. We hear a passing similarity to Teenage Fanclub (as well as The Beatles and Beach Boys influences) but there are elements of Radiohead-like twisted pop as well. Anyway, you can preview four songs on their myspace site and we’ll get some up here as well shortly. The first single is ‘Burning Brighter’ and it’ll be at radio in August, look for the album just after Christmas. We’re having a chat with a some labels here in Australia who are interested in releasing it and will get around to putting overseas releases in place very soon…

My Scarlet Darling are still in the UK (it’s been a year now!) and are still playing a number of shows there. Frontman Andrew Petersen is also performing plenty of solo shows, which from all reports are going down very well and are featuring quite a number of new or unrecorded songs. Who knows if they’ll ever come home, but UK fans, make the most of them while they’re there…