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Black Wings- Meltwater (2011)

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  • Black Wings release their first album, Meltwater, on Powertool Records. Palmerston North band, Black Wings, have just released their first album, entitled Meltwater, through New Zealand alternative music label Powertool Records.

    Black Wings are a three-piece guitar band that formed in 2006 who play dark alternative rock. Guitarist and lead singer Brendan Conlon sings about love and death, pills and graveyards, being on the run, going fast and crashing hard. JC Burns plays grinding, melodic basslines and sings gravel toned vocals that harmonise with the lead to create a dark chorus. The pulsating distorted bass provides a counterpoint to the clean rhythm guitar chops.

    Drummer Tristam Laycock lays down a solid beat with a subtle twist and keeps the trio rolling tightly. The nine track album, Meltwater, includes tracks such as; ‘Amber’, a song about the feeling of death when you know for sure that it’s over; ‘The Grave’, an love song that compares the comfort of addiction with the loss of a loved one; A cover of Paul Kelly’s ‘I Won’t Be Your Dog’, which is about drawing a line in the sand and saying that’s enough and; ‘Straight Jacket’, which describes an edgy day waiting for final judgement in life, in love, in court, in Wellington. Black Wings pick over the carrion of human existence and present their set with a caution that it might not always be pleasant listening.

    The song subjects of lost love, heartbreak and death in the bands material suggests a gloomy, introspective vibe. Nothing could be further from the truth. Black Wings are all about freedom and happiness and the prospect of a better life after getting through the shit you have to go through to get to where you're going on the other side.
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released February 1, 2011

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Rough Church was conceived after the demise of Ferdinand, the band that existed from 1994-2003. Baseball, Concrete, rare steamy rain, tumbleweeds and lost poems about dirty chimneys are what influence this band. It spits out indie pop classic jams that get us compared to everything from Minutemen, Pixies, Broken Social Scene, WAR and Grand Funk. Deal with it! We can't get away from it. ... more

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