The Audio Justice - Channel the Sun
by Dominic White
(Wellington, New Zealand)
They say New Zealand is so far off the beaten track that its the home-made, self-preserved child's entertainment such as the likes of hide and seek/spotlight in the park, go carts, cricket in front of the garbage bin,gutterball, handstands, elastics, bull-rush, slip'n'slides, the smell of the sun and fresh cut grass that is the pulse behind preserving and enhancing the way of life in the land of the long white cloud.
Out of this however, there is some interesting and more adult activities going on down in the land Keith Richards once referred to as being so boring that the Stones nearly turned themselves upside down to try and re-cycle the drugs just to get them through the numbing monotony of being there.
The Audio Justice, a duo formed on back of a previous indie-rock experience in Tokyo, Japan, have just released their 2nd album of original material. Chief song-writer Grant Duncan who plays, guitars, bass, drum loops and handles the bulk of the vocals, has put together, ably assisted by band-mate Mark Whiteman, a collection of up-beat, cheerful indie rock tracks that make for a highly enjoyable listen.
Stand-out tracks include the dance-influenced title track, UK rock driven Got me where you want me and an enjoyable slab of indie turned R&B on World we're living In. The issues touched on include the changing and challenging effects of modern life and times as well as the simple pleasures of visits to familiar places and enjoying the spiritual interaction with the elements.
Throughout the album there is inventive and tight playing, strong harmonic presence and interesting arrangements of the tracks.
In the current global climate of uncertainty, recession and continual raging conflict, it's refreshing to find a group that sounds sincerely as though it's got nothing to hide. Watch this space...
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About The Writer
My name is Andrew Muller. I love creative art, music, television shows, movies, video games, and a good story.
If you had to find me somewhere, you would probably find me down at O'neils home cooking eating an organic sweet-potato bun breakfast sandwich with ham.
Among my friends, it's a "Muller Classic Move" to eat Mcdonald's at 2am because it's cheap and open 24/7. The joke here is that I'm an idiot.
I play drums, guitar, piano, and I write & perform music for My Goal Is Telepathy. Take a listen to the latest sound here.