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All girl. All rock. Killer live sounds, Remake Remodel have been ripping up the Melbourne pub scene for just on 5 years now. Not seen them? Hell, where ya been? After a slew of top supports, from Jet to The Datsuns, The Donnas to NY's Lunachicks, The 'Remakes packed up their gear last year and flew to the US & Canada, to give the rest of the world a taste of their angular new-wave pop. Known for their spiky vocals and a jagged guitar aesthetic, they evoke classic late 70s punk bands, whilst cementing an unmatched sound of their own. Remake Remodel's latest EP 12345 Accelerate, has just been reissued by Melbourne label Popboomerang Records. The disc was recorded between drinks at Revolver Arcade earlier this year. Title Track '12345 Accelerate' blasts thru the speaker for just over two minutes. If it was an automobile it would have won `wheels car of the year' three times now. 'Thanx 4 Nothing' is a killer bass driven track that builds in intensity until the final thumping crescendo end. Just in time for Summer, 'Jellybean' closes proceedings with Pina Colada's, ice cream, and a shiny pop remix delivering DJ Ransom who brings the looped beats along for his new take on a live favourite. The band took this EP overseas and sold out the debut pressing. Gina from The Lunachicks loved it, a guy behind the bar in Portland called the band the Oz Sleater Kinney, and a reviewer in Toronto think's it's better than The Donnas. Remake Remodel were one of the main acts for the hugely successful underground festival Ladyfest Melbourne in 2003 and in Jan 2004 played The Big Day Out in Melbourne.
For more info visit the Remake Remodel site at http://www.remakeremodel.live.com.au
Rockin' band from Melbourne, recorded by Simon Grounds at Atlantis, that starts off with the ultra-catchy 2 Way and finishes with a cover of the Iggy Pop classic. Getting tonnes of Triple J, RRR, PBS and 4ZZZ airplay. For more info visit the Remake Remodel site
Now four years old, local ladies Porcelain are starting to show signs that they're mastering their particular brand of fragile girly-pop meets ass-kickingly raw punk'n'roll. In 2 Way, they pull off a nice twist on the soft-loud dynamic, going sweet-aggro instead. Then they slow things down for rough around the edges power ballad Neveready, before heating up again with some edgy-cool guitar work and choppy rhythms on Girls Better. Shot shows that they can do moody and ethereal, and their cover of Iggy's I'm Bored is charged with a confidence it'd be nice to hear come through in their own songs. All bases covered then. - Neala Johnson, Beat BR.
I've seen this all-girl rock band many times now. Their live show is always fun and rocking! Most bands I've seen them play with just happen to be full of boys, but there's something about Porcelain that puts them ahead of the rest. They have catchy rock songs and portray this friendly energy from stage, yet you feel there's more to this band than they're letting you in on. Jess's vocals are as sexy on the disc as the whole band looks and sounds live. 5 Track EP is the second release from the girls, and the recorded tracks represent the band well. I feel the production is a little on the light side, but the whole thing still works... Reminds me of The Strokes production - less is more, but i think Porcelain are way better! My favourite tracks would have to be 2 Way and Shot. - Robkaay, www.popstarzine.com
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