Saturday 28 January 2012
The Old Bar
74-76 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia, Earth
Scale Models launch their selftitled debut album at their favourite Melbourne watering hole, alongside some of their favourite Melbourne bands, on Saturday 28 January 2012.
When guitarists Ross Adam and Rene Schaefer started Scale Models just over a year ago, all they wanted was to combine the shambolic charm of mid 1980s british pop (think The Wedding Present and pre-make-up Cure) with the energy of The Pixies and Dinosaur Jr.
Not surprisingly, once they added drummer Danny Martinov and vocalist/songwriter/trumpet player Clare Hourigan to the mix, things quickly mutated into a musical direction all of their own.
Their 8 song debut CD is chock full of skewed pop hooks, combining uplifting melodies with melancholic musings on life, love and the human condition. It's bittersweet and it also kinda rocks.
Scale Models' pop attack has been perfectly captured by recording engineer James Alexander Dean, a man who knows a thing or two about indie pop.
The CD is a limited edition of 200, and each cover is handprinted and numbered for your nerdy collecting pleasure.
Come along to a fucking great night of contemporary guitar pop shenanigans....
We love you!
Listen to a song from the album on soundcloud.