Music Industry News Network [03-22-2018]
International Alternative Rock Band's EP Receeives Rave Reception From Reviewers
The Great Emu War Casualties are an alternative band based in Amsterdam, who have an international line up, comprising two surnames from music royalty: Jackson and Clapton.
It is Not Fun, it’s Not a Hat is one of 7 EPs recorded in lead vocals and guitarist Joe Jackson’s flat in Liverpool when he last visited the UK. Further releases are in the pipelines before an album.
Keyboardist Elliot Scullion also provides guitar and vocals and is also from the UK, playing alongside drummer Arthur Dherbermont from France and bassist Saskia Clapton is from Sydney Australia.
The four-piece took their band name from a 1932 military operation in Australia to manage the wildlife and a notice on a hat stand seen by Saskia Clapton when she was touring in Tokyo with her previous band inspired their quirky EP name.
The Great Emu War Casualties have chosen the specialist album know how of Aardvark Records in Cornwall to distribute It is Not Fun, it’s Not a Hat and subsequent releases, which promise to be as eccentric and colourful as their song titles.
Their music is an atmospheric concerto of guitars and keyboards, which glide and gently flow through the songs, which celebrate the absurd and melancholic, such as “The Rip Off” which tells the story of someone struggling to adjust to the 21st Century. As with many successful songs, such as those by Fleetwood Mac, the other two tracks convey atmospheres that mark the end of relationships.
A recent review on music blog Penny Black Music in February 2018 has already declared that international band The Great Emu War Casualties are “Musically also they have real muscle.” Two more EPs will follow shortly, followed by an album.
A 2018 review of “It is Not Fun, it’s Not a Hat” by John Clarkson on Penny Black Music:
You can buy It is Not Fun, it’s Not a Hat on iTunes as an EP or three singles.
A video of a song from the EP is available here
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