Thursday, 1 August 2013

Snakadaktal - Hung On Tight

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With their debut album 'Sleep In The Water' just days away from release, Australian band (from Melbourne, where else?) Snakadaktal will be hoping to emulate some of the success they've enjoyed back home in the UK. Although they're far from the country's biggest musical phenomenon they have achieved a decent level of respect and a good sized fanbase. Their music does show a diversity and a willingness to experiment that could see them do pretty well. For examples of past form check out 'Dance Bear'/'Air' and the excellent 'Ghost' which have both been praised by us.

Current single 'Hung On Tight' is the one they've chosen to release ahead of the album, and it's a good choice as it showcases many aspects of what the band do well. Fundamentally this is an experimental indie-type song but it comes with a beat that brings a danceable groove to the track and also a spidery guitar line that crawls its way around the song, changing to something grander for the chorus. And they know how to do a chorus too, as these oddly funky verses give way to something that has a more windswept feel and is sure to reel in a few new fans.

Snakadaktal's website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

FRI 02 AUG SPIN OFF Festival 2013 Adelaide, SA, Australia
FRI 16 AUG Flinders Social, Townsville, QLD, Australia
SAT 17 AUG Kuranda Amphitheatre, Cairns, QLD, Australia
FRI 23 AUG Wool Exchange, Geelong, VIC, Australia
SAT 24 AUG Forum, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
WED 28 AUG Newcastle University - Bar on the Hill, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
FRI 30 AUG Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW, Australia
SAT 31 AUG Wollongong Uni Bar, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
THU 05 SEP Newport Hotel, Fremantle, WA, Australia
FRI 06 SEP Capitol, Perth, WA, Australia
SAT 07 SEP Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA, Australia
FRI 13 SEP The Gov, Hindmarsh, SA, Australia
FRI 20 SEP The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
SAT 21 SEP The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

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