The John Steel Singers - Everything's A Thread

Everything's A Thread

The John Steel Singers

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 18 tracks 14.00
CD Album 18 tracks 10.00
Download Album (mp3) 18 tracks 7.99
Download Album (wav) 18 tracks 7.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.99

Description

The John Steel Singers - Everything's A Thread

If ever the phrase “build it and they will come” was relevant to a band, Brisbane’s The John Steel Singers would be it; ‘They’ being the jams that make up the group’s stupendous new album Everything’s A Thread. To ‘It’, being the makeshift-studio which the band constructed in a 70s-build house owned by singer Luke’s parents, overlooking Mount Coolum on the Gold Coast of Australia.

From the moment Luke’s dad suggested nailing acoustic foam to the ceiling, they took the idea and ran with it. Attempting to capture a groove in the spirit of krautrock pioneers Can and Neu!, the Singers adapted every inch of their surroundings into a unique jamming space which lead to Everything’s A Thread’s fluid arrangements, variation in dynamics and miscellaneous texture. “Luke found an organ on the side of the road, Tim's friend sold us a keyboard for crazy cheap because he thought it was shitty and now I love it more than my own non-existent children,” tells Pete. “Experimentation is good for making you relaxed. We jam a lot and those moments are some of the best in our lives.”

Like all the best coastal albums it's brim with sparkling, sun kissed sounds, but here the band’s creative freedom equally allows for lurking in the shade. Moving from the hook-heavy pop numbers 'Happy Before' and ‘Common Thread’ to the sinister sound of ‘The Marksman’ and soulful yet strange vibe of ‘There’s a Bird’. The Singers move from playful harmony filled summer nuggets, to electronic sheened pop, psychedelic sea shanties, kraut-pop and hard riffing cosmic rock with ease, evoking an uncanny vibe like mist resting on the ocean just before sunset. “Nicolas knew how to declutter the shit we had recorded to give the parts space” says Pete of mixer Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Fiery Furnaces) giving the record its clarity in sound.

Also accompanying the group's first ever release in the UK will be a Everything’s A Thread’s live bonus disc, The Go-Between’s Robert Forster appears on extra track ‘Strawberry Wine’. After the band found themselves playing alongside their hero during a bushfires and flooding benefit event, they became firm friends and the Singers soon became his protégés with Forster producing some of the band’s early music. Forster even asked some of the Singers to be members of his live band whilst touring solo.

Fresh from impressing music fans across Australia with impressive performances at Splendour In The Grass, Big Day Out, their own sell-out headline shows and numerous support slots including Tame Impala and Cloud Control, not to mention stateside appearances at New York’s CMJ and Austin’s SXSW, it’s now the UK’s turn to experience the freewheeling wonder of The John Steel Singers with eagerly anticipated appearances at London’s Sebright Arms and this year’s The Great Escape ahead of the album release.

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (FTH201LP)
  1. The John Steel Singers - The Needle
  2. The John Steel Singers - Happy Before
  3. The John Steel Singers - Everything's A Thread
  4. The John Steel Singers - Common Thread
  5. The John Steel Singers - There's A Bird
  6. The John Steel Singers - The Marksman
  7. The John Steel Singers - State Of Unrest
  8. The John Steel Singers - The AC
  9. The John Steel Singers - Never Read Tolstoy
  10. The John Steel Singers - Lambs
  11. The John Steel Singers - TGI Tuesdays
  12. The John Steel Singers - MJ's On Fire Again
  13. The John Steel Singers - Common Thread (Live At The Plutonium)
  14. The John Steel Singers - Happy Before (Live At The Plutonium)
  15. The John Steel Singers - MJ's On Fire Again (Live At The Plutonium)
  16. The John Steel Singers feat. Everett True - Everything's A Thread (Live At The Plutonium)
  17. The John Steel Singers feat. Robert Forster - Strawberry Wine (Live At The Plutonium)
  18. The John Steel Singers - TGI Tuesdays (Live At The Plutonium)
CD Album (FTH201CD)
  1. The John Steel Singers - The Needle
  2. The John Steel Singers - Happy Before
  3. The John Steel Singers - Everything's A Thread
  4. The John Steel Singers - Common Thread
  5. The John Steel Singers - There's A Bird
  6. The John Steel Singers - The Marksman
  7. The John Steel Singers - State Of Unrest
  8. The John Steel Singers - The AC
  9. The John Steel Singers - Never Read Tolstoy
  10. The John Steel Singers - Lambs
  11. The John Steel Singers - TGI Tuesdays
  12. The John Steel Singers - MJ's On Fire Again
  13. The John Steel Singers - Common Thread (Live At The Plutonium)
  14. The John Steel Singers - Happy Before (Live At The Plutonium)
  15. The John Steel Singers - MJ's On Fire Again (Live At The Plutonium)
  16. The John Steel Singers feat. Everett True - Everything's A Thread (Live At The Plutonium)
  17. The John Steel Singers feat. Robert Forster - Strawberry Wine (Live At The Plutonium)
  18. The John Steel Singers - TGI Tuesdays (Live At The Plutonium)
Download Album (FTH201DX)
  1. The John Steel Singers - The Needle
  2. The John Steel Singers - Happy Before
  3. The John Steel Singers - Everything's A Thread
  4. The John Steel Singers - Common Thread
  5. The John Steel Singers - There's A Bird
  6. The John Steel Singers - The Marksman
  7. The John Steel Singers - State Of Unrest
  8. The John Steel Singers - The AC
  9. The John Steel Singers - Never Read Tolstoy
  10. The John Steel Singers - Lambs
  11. The John Steel Singers - TGI Tuesdays
  12. The John Steel Singers - MJ's On Fire Again
  13. The John Steel Singers - Common Thread (Live At The Plutonium)
  14. The John Steel Singers - Happy Before (Live At The Plutonium)
  15. The John Steel Singers - MJ's On Fire Again (Live At The Plutonium)
  16. The John Steel Singers feat. Everett True - Everything's A Thread (Live At The Plutonium)
  17. The John Steel Singers feat. Robert Forster - Strawberry Wine (Live At The Plutonium)
  18. The John Steel Singers - TGI Tuesdays (Live At The Plutonium)

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 The Needle 16s £0.99
2 Happy Before 3m 38s £0.99
3 Everything's A Thread 2m 53s £0.99
4 Common Thread 3m 28s £0.99
5 There's A Bird 2m 58s £0.99
6 The Marksman 4m 28s £0.99
7 State Of Unrest 5m 19s £0.99
8 The AC 3m 35s £0.99
9 Never Read Tolstoy 2m 42s £0.99
10 Lambs 3m 26s £0.99
11 TGI Tuesdays 4m 35s £0.99
12 MJ's On Fire Again 5m 3s £0.99
13 Common Thread (Live At The Plutonium) 4m 11s £0.99
14 Happy Before (Live At The Plutonium) 3m 39s £0.99
15 MJ's On Fire Again (Live At The Plutonium) 6m 43s £0.99
16 Everything's A Thread (Live At The Plutonium) 9m 8s N/A N/A
17 Strawberry Wine (Live At The Plutonium) 2m 8s £0.99
18 TGI Tuesdays (Live At The Plutonium) 6m 2s £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Album (18 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 The Needle 16s £0.99
2 Happy Before 3m 38s £0.99
3 Everything's A Thread 2m 53s £0.99
4 Common Thread 3m 28s £0.99
5 There's A Bird 2m 58s £0.99
6 The Marksman 4m 28s £0.99
7 State Of Unrest 5m 19s £0.99
8 The AC 3m 35s £0.99
9 Never Read Tolstoy 2m 42s £0.99
10 Lambs 3m 26s £0.99
11 TGI Tuesdays 4m 35s £0.99
12 MJ's On Fire Again 5m 3s £0.99
13 Common Thread (Live At The Plutonium) 4m 11s £0.99
14 Happy Before (Live At The Plutonium) 3m 39s £0.99
15 MJ's On Fire Again (Live At The Plutonium) 6m 43s £0.99
16 Everything's A Thread (Live At The Plutonium) 9m 8s N/A N/A
17 Strawberry Wine (Live At The Plutonium) 2m 8s £0.99
18 TGI Tuesdays (Live At The Plutonium) 6m 2s £0.99
Entire WAV Download Album (18 tracks) £7.99