Two Piece bands have been coming into the lime light in greater and greater numbers, from The Black Keys and the Whitestripes to Queenslands own DZ Deathrays – two pieces are cool now.
And its easy to see why with the calibre of two piece bands coming out around the Australian Music Scene; and Black Stone From the Sun are no exception.
The Perth two pieces’ latest release comes in the form of ‘Sun Bleached Blues’. The single is a wicked little number with a tip of the cap to stoner/surf/ alternative bands we all know and love, somewhere between the easy going riffs and brilliantly fuzzy octaves lies a distinctly “Chilli Pepper” feel against a groovy backdrop of drummage. The track is the best of both sides of a coin which flips from beachside grooves to wall crushing fuzz with a catchy chorus hook. This is a track sure to satisfy everyones thirst for heavy riffs soaked in a heavy suboctave hair ball of fuzz.
Following the single is the fast and furious ‘Mind Me Out’. Loud, Full of punk attitude and delivered at neck braking speeds. Mind Me Out is a wickedly heavy tune thrown out of a fiery baseball glove through a fuzzbox and into your speakers. You’ll need to give a listen for yourselves folks. Where you’ll least expect it, this track will pull a quicky on the unsuspecting listener and slam into a much slower, sluggy, stoner rock gear thats fatter than fat cat; there’s much to be enjoyed.
Black Stone’s second release (following a perviously released single) is a package that delivers bite sized servings of some of Perth’s finest examples of two piece music making. Be sure to pick up a copy, have a listen and checkout the band live.