'spooky' front cover artwork reminds me of a mutant pac-man, a sort of video
ghoul. considering the nature of this 5 track ep, it all makes sense, really. a
temperamental friend can turn from embraced to enraged, the way a pac-man can
turn on the ghosts that have been chasing it and devour them in a speeded up
frenzy [enough of this ridiculous metaphor].
leonardo's bride are a
five piece based in sydney that drive a fairly quirky acoustic highway and
manage to pick up some strange hitchhikers on the way. from question to faith,
the 'bride rides a carousel of emotions.
vocalist abby dobson
sings with an endearing edge that cuts the misted images she builds with her
breathy voice. her view of the world is an honest is an honest and introspective
search among the debris that lies at the foot of the bed, whether it be hers,
her lovers, or her temperamental friend's. dean manning's guitar sways from
folkish strum to soft grit and is a subtle landscape which never overpowers the
lyrical focus. with johnny gauci on keys, alex hewetison on bass and david
sanders on drums, the arrangements are given a gentle yet abrasive depth that
complements the mood of the song writing.
there is something very
australian about leonardo's bride, but it's a little elusive ... more nolan than