Prescription – Nite Fields (Felte/Lost Race Records) reviewed by Dave Franklin

a2664562481_2Any band that lists their influences a “Micheal Hutchence on a rope” is always going to warrant a closer look. To some this might seem like a tasteless piece of rhetoric, to me it is a coded message to those of us who are always on the look out for new music and bands who subvert the mainstream expectations. Those who think that Australia’s contribution to the music world stops at pub-rock and prancing pop ponies such as INXS will already have stopped reading, those that are aware of its bubbling counter culture cauldron that has spawned the likes of The Saints, The Go-Betweens, Radio Birdman and The Birthday Party should check this band out.

 Listen to Prescription HERE

Musically they dabble in post punk atmospherics; jangling guitars and hushed vocals just audible above  shoegazy sound washes seem to weave a mesh that snares both underground 80’s pop and the unpretentious end of goth. The fact that there is also a hint of local heroes The Church is just an added bonus. Like the aforementioned band they manage to mix a stately elegance with a controlled energy to create a wonderful psychedelic shimmer. On the strength of this single and with a love of the eighties sound being in vogue Nite Field will soon be courted by a discerning and global audience.

 

Catch them live on the following dates

01-22 Petrozavodsk, RU @ Amsterdam Club


01-23 St Petersburg, RU @ More Club


01-24 Moscow, RU @ Powerhouse


01-27 Kharkiv, UA @ Akuna Matata


01-29 Kiev, UA @ Closer


01-30 Athens, GR @ Death Disco


01-31 Larissa, GR @ Sto Peripou


02-01 Thessaloniki, GR @ Mavri Tripya


02-04 Skopje, MK @ MKC


02-05 Sofia, BG @ Mixtape 5


02-07 Bucharest, RO @ Question Mark


02-12 Tallinn, EE @ Sinilind


02-13 Tartu, EE @ Genialistide Club


02-14 Riga, LV @ Depo


02-18 Vilnius, LT @ Kablys


02-20 Zurich, CH @ Exil


02-21 Paris, FR @ Espace B


02-23 London, UK @ The Old Blue Last


02-26 Essen, DE @ Goethebunker

 

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About Dave Franklin

Musician, scribbler, historian, gnostic, seeker of enlightenment, asker of the wrong questions, delver into the lost archives, fugitive from the law of averages, blogger, quantum spanner, left footed traveller, music journalist, zenarchist, freelance writer, reviewer and gemini. People have woken up to worse.
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