Self titled U.S. debut,
Swayne: vocals/ guitars/ accordion/ banjo/ piano/ bass/ viola.
a.k.a. artist/ filmmaker.
Johnston: vocals/ guitars/ organ/ harmonica/ autoharp/ viola/
cello/ piano/ bass.
a.k.a. founder and leader of Gallon Drunk / member of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
Gullick: vocals/ guitars/ cello/ organ/ bass/ tonka.
a.k.a. photographer/ publisher of Loose Lips Sink Ships
This is a co release with the London based label TV Records.
Why should we describe it when these folks do it so well ...
Mojo says: "...Bender's full-length debut is spine-shivering, nocturnal almost-blues for the love-lost and sleep deprived."
Plan B says: "...Bender rave like a tramps' tabernacle choir."
is the scariest record I have heard in a long time.
Even the most sinister of Black Metal of Norway has nothing
on this. This is not a collection of songs it's an experience,
and a harrowing one at that. Steve Gullick and James Johnston
conjure a brew of Musique concrete and country music chillingly
vocalized by Geraldine Swayne. Either perfect or dead wrong
for driving at night, depending on where your head is. This
is the rare case when I am truly at a loss. Must be heard
to be.....believed. - Greg Trout, MagnaPhone.com "
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CHICKLET "Indian Summer " CD SAT 70027 $9.99
Featuring eleven all new songs, Indian Summer is the long awaited follow up to their critically acclaimed cd Wanderlust. Recorded and mixed entirely in their basement studio in Toronto, Canada! Chicklet make luscious, bubbly rock augmented by Julie's breezy, personal vocals and layered harmonies. Indian Summer shows a more mature, confidant band at total ease with infusing their special brand of pop with ethereal ambiance, evocative storytelling, and a dreamy, spacey groove. With influences ranging from the great pop hits of the 60's and 70's to the post punk sounds of Manchester on through the whole 4AD era to the current state of the 21st century, Chicklet have created a sound of their own all the while holding on to their innate sense of melody and harmony. This is their fourth Satellite release.
CHIGGER "Trampoline " cd/ep SAT 70026 $4.97
Odd Indie guitar
pop with glockenspiel, squeeze box and violin thrown for good
measure. Italia's voice and J.P. Cobb's guitar create some interesting
tension. They have said they have no idea of how to explain themselves.
Others have used the words poppy, edgy, dreamy, schizophrenic
and intense to describe their music. They do know that no matter
what they say about their music, people are going to come to
their own conclusions. It doesn't matter if it's the graceful
and heartfelt vocals of "I Said I Said I Said" or the
rockin crash and bang of "Sliding West" or better still,
the sing along pop of "Noni", we know you are going
to love this 5 song cd/ep.
CHICKLET "Wanderlust" CD SAT 70025 $9.99
Twelve all new songs by Chickle. They throw in some crunchier guitars this time and occasionally delve into a darker sound with swirling instrumentation and a bigger production.This is the bands third Satellite release and their fifth release overall. Quite prolific for such a young band. Chicklet garnered rave reviews with their earlier releases and we feel Wanderlust will be no exception. Here is what a few people had to say:
Goldmine "Chicklet bash you with sixties pop sensibility that never sounds retro or kitschy. This is pure pop at its most sinful".
The Big Takeover "...contenders in the scruffy, edgy indie pop sphere. Highly likeable."
Vox Magazine calls Chicklet, "disarmingly melodic".
Chart Magazine "...borrow the sugar from pre-acid '60s, tempting one to label Julie Park and Daniel Barida a Sonny and Cher for the indie-pop set."
Factsheet Five "It's quite reminiscent of a walk in the park on the first sunny day after months and months of rain..."
FEVERDREAM "Songs by Strung out Singles" CD SAT 70024 $9.97
Excellent follow up to last years "You don't know us, but we know who you are". 12 all new songs that are heavier, moodier and trippier than ever. With a slightly revised line up, Feverdream gives us a collection of carefully worked and intelligently conceptualized songs that make up a disc of low hype - high impact music. Db magazine in Australia has already hailed this release as "One of the best collections of songs to be released by an Australian band in the last decade". As we said in the write up of their previous disc, "what more can we say?"
MILLION SIX "Clean-Head" SATELLITE CD SAT 70023 $9.99
Old school meets new school on this all new 12 track CD filled with swirling punk rock. Short, fast and to the point, Million Six packs this disc with stuttering guitars and sing along melodies that will leave you begging for more. With the addition of new bassist Jerry, the trio enters a new phase in their quest to conquer the world. If you are faint of heart or suffering from high blood pressure - Stay Away! Picking up where they left off on their "Free Sticker Inside" ep, Million Six chip away at the old guard and add new life to a sometimes stagnant genre. Punks not dead yet!
CHICKLET "Lemon Chandeliers" CD/EP SAT 70022
Five delicious tracks from our favorite musical duo. Daniel and Julie come into their own with a fresh and inspiring collection of luscious, lemony pop. As they did on "Premiere", Chicklet show what a difference good songwriting makes. This one got rave reviews from Goldmine and Factsheet Five to Vendetta and KROQ's own Rodney B! This one is expertly produced as well and sets a new standard for "indie pop". Includes the fantastic "Frown" and four others. Look for an all new full length CD in May 1999. (Chicklet website)
MILLION SIX "Free Sticker Inside" CD/EP SAT 70021
Hard, fast punk rock with lots of guitars and vocal hooks. Hot on the heels of their appearance on the Damned tribute CD come 5 songs influenced by everything from the angst of everyday life to the "Little Rascals". Includes a blistering version of the Stones "Play With Fire" and of course, a free sticker! Think Misfits or The Damned at their poppy best. "Musically, these guys show up their peers with balls the size of cantaloupes" - Grid magazine.
CHICKLET "Premiere" - Sugar Rush/Seventies/Trapped SAT 70020
Debut release from this dreamy pop duo from north of the border. Toronto, Canada's Chicklet brings us three tracks of 70's inspired pop. There is a bit of a 4AD influence but even so, this release caught many by surprise. Yeah Yeah Yeah says "Definitely worth checking out" and Instant says "The song writing is top notch". Check out their five song CD, "Lemon Chandeliers" by this boy/girl duo. "Premiere" is on the purplest purple vinyl.