Custom Made Hit Parade
Shutterspeed are one of the finest and most exciting rock bands that Australia has to offer. 2001 saw them burst onto the national scene with their irresistible single 'Good Little Monkey' and the acclaimed debut album 'Hill Street Views', which took Australia by surprise with it's stunning combination of intensely personal lyrics and inspired playing, combining muscular rock attack with sweet and soulful melodies. Reviewers summed it up this way at the time - '... Shutterspeed are as good as any rock band to emerge in this country of late ...Hill Street Views is the serious business: a fully realized album that sounds better than plenty of rock records made at far greater cost.' The new album, released in mid-2003, is called 'Custom Made Hit Parade', and it places the band among independent rock's elite. The first single, 'Come Out Swingin'' was played on radio around the country and the second, 'Under Control' took that to another level, thrusting the band firmly onto the radar for the discerning lover of classic, thoughtful rock. According to Rolling Stone, Shutterspeed's new album is '... an old school rock & roll platter that overflows with heart and soul.' Or as one writer put it, 'The Vines and Jet might be getting all the headlines, but Brisbane band Shutterspeed have delivered the album that's built for the long haul, shot through with their passion for soul music and classic British rock ...'. Shutterspeed embodies what the experience of live music is all about - if you haven't seen them yet, you really should ... if you think that all Australian music is over-cranked nu-metal sludge, cringe-inducing hip-hop and identikit made-for-TV divas, think again. Shutterspeed prove that independent doesn't mean cheap, that classic doesn't mean unoriginal, and that rock doesn't mean out-of-date. If you're interested in music made for the love of it, without calculation or pretension, Shutterspeed may have just what you've been looking for - sublimely intelligent, emotionally direct music, with a visceral thrill that reminds you exactly why great bands who make great records never go out of fashion.
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