THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS
PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “MIDNIGHT AT THE PLUTONIUM”
Midnight At The Plutonium LP out Friday 8 July
The John Steel Singers have premiered the title track to their forthcoming LP Midnight At The Plutonium via triple j’s 2016 on Sunday night. The Brisbane band’s eagerly anticipated album is out Friday 8 July via Plutonium Records / Create Control.
Vocalist Tim Morrissey describes the single as: “kinda like funk music channelled through the UK in the early 80s”
Midnight At The Plutonium is a new direction in sound for the beloved Brisbane band who for the past 2 years have been exploring more 70’s funk & soul inspired records, melding them with their signature sonic personality to form a new post yacht hybrid.
The band are no strangers to developing their sound. 2010 saw the release of Tangalooma which was produced by Rob Forster, and in 2013 they released a more psychedelic self-produced record called Everything’s A Thread. The latter was produced in a make-shift studio in guitarists Luke McDonald‘s parents’ house on the Sunshine Coast. This is where they cut their teeth on building a studio and eventually built a real one in Kelvin Grove, Brisbane called The Plutonium. Many acts have come through its doors so far, including Cloud Control, Tame Impala and Blank Realm, but the album that quite literally has made the studio its home is Midnight At The Plutonium.
The first taste from the record ‘Weekend Lover’ with its classy sax solo, whirly synths, off-beat guitar clicks and catchy as hell falsetto chorus, will stick in your head for days. Second single ‘Can You Feel The Future’ is an eight minute experimental epic which the band had been carefully tweaking for nearly 6 years. Midnight At The Plutonium is an album that’s been a while in the making but is well worth the wait. Get ready to hear the band’s most accomplished work to date.
Midnight At The Plutonium
1. Midnight At The Plutonium
2. Luke Perrys Lips
3. Weekend Lover
4.. Can You Feel The Future
5. Blue Parade
6. R Train
7. Taxi Or Walk
8. Dawn Of The Plutonium
The John Steel Singers – Midnight At The Plutonium is out
Friday 8 July via Plutonium Records / Create Control