Burn Antares :: Burn Antares
Written by Mikey on May 25, 2014
Burn to Shine : Channelling the music of a golden era
Album Review by Angela Madden
Burn Antares are a five-piece group based out of the Northern Beaches of Sydney. These young folks have been playing together for two and a half years, and the self-titled EP we are featuring this week is their debut release.
As Daniel from the group explained to me over the phone, this EP was recorded over a period of one week in a farm-house recording studio outside of Sydney. Daniel described the sound of Burn Antares as “borrowing very heavily from the late 60s / early 70’s” and quoted some of their major influences as including The Stones, The Beatles, Jefferson Aeroplane and The Byrds. He referred to this slice of musical history as a “golden era”, and I’m sure a lot of us would agree.
The strong vocals of lead-singer Grace Farriss are a powerful feature of Burn Antares in my opinion. This EP is a solid first release, and is easily approachable on the first listen. However that’s not to say that Burn Antares melts into the background category of ‘music to cook dinner to’. It grabs your attention at points, whilst remaining overall a positive musical offering to reflect the era which the band so clearly worships.