Friday, March 29, 2013

Introducing: Salad Boys

Christchurch's Salad Boys are members of a music collective called Melted Ice Cream.  The collective includes a number of bands and all of the members of Salad Boys appear to play in some of the other projects in various combinations.  However, the reason that this band attracted my attention first should be clear to any regular reader here after the first few bars of "Dream Date" -- these guys have the south island New Zealand sound down.  Sure, their version has some personal quirks, and I think I hear some similarities to NZ band Surf City as well, but it all sounds fresh and great.  And for a young three-piece, the performances are assured and the sound is full.  Try a couple of tracks from the Salad Boys album here.  If you ... I mean when you decide you like it, go to the Bandcamp link.  You can stream the entire album and possess it for "name your price".

Salad Boys are Joseph Sampson (guitar/vocals), Ben Odering (bass), and James Sullivan (drums

Here is a video of part of their performance at the Camp a Low Hum festival in Wainuiomata, New Zealand (near Wellington) in February.



Edoc said...

Right on all counts. Love it. Steeped in the NZ sound. The drummer even has that cracking snare sound that Hamish Kilgour perfected. I wonder if he plays the hi-hat leftie too.

Jim Desmond said...

Great stuff.