Hailing from the north beaches of Sydney, Australia, Burn Antares makes music that echos back to the melodic psychedelic rock of the '60s. However, having influences from that period can be a good thing if you add a fresh perspective and do it well. And a spin through this band's recently released self-titled album demonstrates just how well they do it. As a first-time listener I was impressed at just how tight the band is. I don't know how old they are or how long they've been together, but they sound like they have played together for many years and still enjoy every minute. And then there are the vocals of Grace Farriss. She has great pipes, an adept delivery and undeniable star appeal. It seems she comes from a musical family, as her sister is in a band and her father, Andrew, was one of the mainstays of Australian legends INXS.
You can stream the entire album at the Bandcamp link at the bottom of the post, and download it for "name your price". I have included a few songs here. "Man's Eyes" quite simply is a great song, and the band has filmed a fun video to go with it. The other two songs are "Head of A Liar (Disco Amnesia)" and "Treat Me This Way", which I think are the third and second best songs of the set. For those of us that like psychedelic music, this album earns Burn Antares a spot on the list of bands to follow.
Burn Antares are Grace Farriss, Sean Casey, Daniel Murchison, Tom Hoglund, and Thom Eagleton.