The Water Board ‘Gold Saucer Demos’ – Fan Review
This four piece from Sydney manage to portray the perfect lazy summer soundtrack in three outstanding tracks.
Recorded in a warehouse, using vintage amplifiers the Gold Saucer Demos has a fuzzy, raw and almost dirty guitar sound to them. It’s perfect low-fi meets surfer rock music and it transports me to a beach in the middle of the 1970s.
The album opens with ‘Brown Eyes’ an upbeat, good-mood tune with a catchy guitar riff throughout. It just makes you want to hit the beach with your mates.
‘Autumn Girl’ has a slightly slower pace about it using some pretty heavy reverb on the vocals. It gives the song a dream-like quality to it, as if the vocals are coming at you through a heavy fog.
The final track on the album ‘Gimme Something’ sees a more upbeat feel and catchy drumbeat. The vocals again are under the influence of some heavy reverb and distortion but it’s not laid on quite as thickly, so gives the song a slightly lighter/carefree feel to it.
I think this is an awesome start for The Water Board, these songs are catchy enough for you to nod your head to, and chilled enough that you could play them while lazing around your house. I would be keen to see what these guys come up with next and I think they’d rock a great live set!
Add to: Beach Playlist, Summer Playlist, Good-mood Playlist, Road Trip Playlist.
If you like: Surfer Blood, Real Estate or The Velvet Underground give these guys a spin!
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