Album of the Week – Midnight at the Plutonium by The John Steel Singers
‘Midnight at the Plutonium’ by The John Steel Singers is Eastside Radio’s Album of the week.
This week we bring you yet another great homegrown Australian album, bringing the funk from Brisbane is five piece band The John Steel Singers and no none of the members are named John Steel apparantely they named themselves after a nickname one of the members had for an old toy, if that doesn’t show originality what does. With this being the band’s third release you can be sure fans will be eagerly awaiting to hear what they have come up with.
For the listeners out there who have fallen for The John Steel Singers previous sounds on their EP’s ‘Everything’s A Thread’ and ‘Tangalooma’ don’t be surprised to notice that they have gone in a slightly different direction. Still full of funk, passion and lots of uniqueness the band have brought us a record that has professional written all over it, in my personal opinion I think these guys have really found their feet on what note they want to go for and it is no surprise as the band have been touring the U.K and Europe numerous times and are doing so next month again.
Of course after growing an international fan base and lining up to perform on stages in Amsterdam and Paris the band have by now built the confidence and experience to play exactly what they want to play.
Released on the 8th of July this year, however like all great albums its been a while in the making which only means one thing, they have scraped ideas they didn’t like, enhanced on areas they were strongest and like true artist’s enjoyed their time getting there. From recording their previous work in a make shift studio in guitarists Luke McDonald‘s parents’ house to finally establishing their own studio in Brisbane named ‘The Plutonium’ hence the name of the album title, the band now have the space and equipment they need to produce an album of the standard in which they have done.
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
Trimmington Morrissey – Weird Falsetto
Scott Bromiley – Falsetto/Cheap Keyboards
Ross Chandler – Drums/Hair
Pete Bernoth – Keys/Trombone
Luke McDonald – Vox/Guitar
You can follow The John Steel Singers career at thejohnsteelsingers.com.au or via their FACEBOOK page. For an extended listen to the album, tune in on Thursday from 1.30PM – 2PM for ‘Album of the Week’ with Josh Crosbie. Don’t forget to also listen out for your opportunity to win a copy of ‘’Midnight at the Plutonium’ all week. You must be a supporter to win so make sure to sign up at http://eastsidefm.org/support-us-2/. You can also stream the station at WWW.EASTSIDEFM.ORG.