“The Purple Stems” from The Silverbeets

By:   Jerome Fitts

In a world where we try to predict the next best thing or copy the remaining sounds of the strings that were left behind from those that created it, there are somethings or songs that remains original. You just have to look for it and we found it in Tasmania, Australia in The Silverbeets.

For starters in 2017, unfortunately we (the indie music community) have screwed it up with overly saturated athems that makes very little sense within the indie musical circuit. We can all agree that at the top of the music chain, which used to be considered the cream of the crop, there are more bird droppings than organic melodies. The search for bands that are genuine can be found in remote places or as one would think; the bottom of the world.  In this months music review, there is a certain Indie Pop band that can be found near the bottom of the earth that someday will rise to the cream of the top. – The Silverbeets.

The band, which is essentially the master mind of Farnz Cordeaux, was created in 2010 in Tasmania, Australia. Their current debut E.P. “The Purple Stems”  which initially generated a positive knee jerk reaction from their online music community has also garnered a list of enquirers and a respectable number of online engagements based on the unique writing style of their lyrics. Farnz seems to have made an effort to remind us where the melodic machine of music comes from.

The Silverbeets. 2017
Photo Used By Kind Permission. 2017

Farnz Corbeaux, explained it best;

 “The song, Does Not Equal Ten, is a song about love going wrong. It’s those relationships that you find yourself in that aren’t healthy but there’s something about the relationship that you can’t break, or you do but you go back. Perhaps it’s great sex, maybe it’s money, maybe it’s cos of beauty or power or whatever, but whatever it is everyone else can see that therelationship isn’t right except the two people in it.  Eventually you figure it out and split for good but until that point it can be painful for everyone. The chorus, well there’s this thing about being the perfect 10 right? So if we look at it that way, everything that these people do in this relationship is to try and make the relationship equal a perfect 10 but it never works and just never adds up, hence 2 + 6 + 4 Does not equal 10″

Music has forever been written in the form of stories since the beginning of time. It is refreshing to know that there are bands that are still writing about their experiences or journey through life. These days it is common to sample and cover songs  that has being quoted “writing from the heart” that someone else has written. It happens and no one can be blamed for covering a song that may or may not signify where they are in life or expressing what a particular song may mean to them. The difference is finding the gem from those classics which may be the reason why those artist picked up their instruments in the first place. The latter used to be known as inspirational classics.

The Silverbeets have managed to culminate lyrics and their experiences through their songs with bare facts. The talented musicians that make up the body of work in the sound can be heard as the production of the tunes should set a standard that is desperately needed in the new age indie music community.

The Silverbeets remarkable cover of Simon and Garfunkly – We Got A Groovy Thing Goin’ will cement the band in the coming months but should not over look the brilliance of the fine tunning of “The Purple Stems”.

FOLLOW THE BAND:

Website: http://thesilverbeets.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSilverbeets/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSilverbeets

*The Purple Stems can be purchased on all major digital platforms:

CD Baby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/thesilverbeets2

I-Tunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/purple-stems-ep/id1082293952 

Dabling with the Andrew Mullen Experience

By: Jerome Fitts

Remember the days when you were a passenger of a vehicle and you heard a song that you couldn’t get out of your head? Even better, have you ever sat at a bus terminal or have been eagerly awaiting for something in a customer service lounge then an amazing song came on and you asked; “Who was that and what is the name of that song?”

These days we all ask ourselves where in the world could we find a song that we can remember the chorous to that doesn’t have the words “nigger grab your dick or momma and poppa grab your balls etc” complimented with a dry loop in it. The most embarrassing part is, more so than not those songs are always in autotune disguising horrible lyrics and vocals. Sad but true in 2017, its gotten to that level of music based on the lack of creativity. Instant gratification at its finest! Is it safe to say we need a cure?

Well..here is Andrew Mullen!

Power of Choice. Andrew Mullen.

Power of Choice. Andrew Mullen. Copyright Streaming Records. 2017

Somewhere just north of Melbourne, Australia and to be more specific Yackandandah, Australia, Andrew Mullen delivers the first track “The Devils Innocent” (Crownn Records/Streaming Records) on March 27th, 2017, off a banger debut album titled “Intoxic”.

The song title itself may shock middle America but once you listen to the track or dare to read the lyrics the explanation is quite clear.  In a world where everyone wants to be offended to be awarded a selfie trophy of likes and shares, this young man have mastered his craft with  generic riffs, a gutair solo and lyrics to remind us that there are original artist out there.

The Devil Is Innocent track, will make you question the now popular lets be whores and updated slave tracks that are dominating our radio frequencies. Does this make the devil innocent when we have allowed music to be accepted if you can protray yourself as a whore or pimp in the name of your family.

Judge for yourself. Responses are welcome so go on and contact the man himself downunder..

Website: http://www.mullen.com.au/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mullenofficial/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MullenOfficial