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The John Steel Singers - 'Everything's A Thread'
The Queensland psych explorers can't quite match up to their influences
But it’s the band’s love of krautrock that leads to the weirdest wig outs. At the album’s centre, ‘The Marksman’ captures the ethereal essence of Can, before ‘State Of Unrest’ rumbles along like a happy-go-lucky Hookworms, with an energy indebted entirely to Neu!.
The problem is that The John Steel Singers never quite exceed the sum of their influences. At times they’re a cross between Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Kevin Parker's Tame, but without the charisma or the hooks of either. It all makes for a slightly unimpressive, but not entirely unrewarding record.
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