by singer-songwriter Anthony Bautovich from trans-Pacific pop ensemble
The Orange Humble Band, and surrounded by some of Sydney's finest players,
The Forresters debut release 'Skindeep' spans the musical spectrum from
power pop to blues tinged soul, alt. country to straight ahead rock'n'roll.
Nick Kennedy (Big Heavy Stuff) on drums and Steve Balbi (Move Trees) on bass provide a rich and powerful canvas on which textures faithful to a traditional music form yet original in their use have been absorbed. Matt Galvin (Eva Trout) chimes in with some sublime power pop guitar work. Cameron Bruce (Bruce) on piano and organ augments the guitars with some heartfelt tinkling. Melbourne based guitarist Charlie Owen's (Beasts of Bourbon) raw boned yet beautiful dobro playing and blistering electrics are a highlight.
With tender melodies, wonderful chord progressions, and a command of a particular sound, The Forresters surrender to these intricately crafted and emotionally honest songs, leaving the listener with a warm and satisfying glow.
There is a timeless essence to the sound of this record and on first listen one might get the feeling that they have stumbled across a lost 70's country pop gem. Laden with hooks and harmonies that often reach Byrdsian proportions, 'Skindeep' is filled with songs that not only grab a hold of you but refuse to let you go.
'Skindeep has been released by independent record label Tom Thumb Records; www.tomthumbrecords.com. The first 'internet only' single lifted from the album is entitled 'Are You Ready', a slice of Teenage Fanclub inspired power pop is available for downloading here.
album can be purchased on-line at The Forresters website, www.theforresters.com.au
Forresters look forward to engaging their new fans.