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Unearthed Review: Black Creek. Five stars.

By johnboy - 26 August 2011 1

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Unearthed Review continues its inexorable progress through the Canberra musicians on the TripleJ Unearthed website.

By popular request the Eagle’s Nest is rocking the frick out to Black Creek.

They have this to say about themselves:

Defined by classic country blues but possessed by sinful rock is the band known as Black Creek. You may get the urge to dance tabletops and shimmy like you’ve never shimmied before to their good old scumbag rock n roll.

The band formed in Canberra, when four friends – Brent Wjinberg (guitar/vocals/harmonica), Jack McGrath (drums/vocals), Nat O’Rourke (Bass), Dave Gill (guitar, piano, BVs) – came together to get loose to the riffs and revelations that became the sweet sounds of Black Creek. Their infectious attitude and music has taken them all over the country, where critics and groupies alike have referred to the band as ‘pretty much the best shittest band in the world.’ They won’t be alone in their rants and raves, evident in their energetic performances at institutional band rooms including The Phoenix (Canberra).

Between the touring, the boys found time to immerse themselves in the jungles of the Melbourne Delta to create their latest and greatest, Ragged Shark. The album epitomises the band’s tendency to unashamedly seduce the listener with their melodies, transporting those that dare to deep, dark places.

It’s finally time to ride that metaphorical mechanical bull and lose yourself in Ragged Shark, out now.

Leaping lizards this is some good gear.

Our tame musician is of the opinion it’s what the Blues Brothers would have sounded like if they’d been in a Seattle high school in the early 90s.

There’s a progression to the songs, dynamism in the music, blood in the lyrics.

We can’t stop listening to it, can barely write for the urge to dance, and will be buying the album.

That’s right punters, forget downloading two mp3s, your life will be improved by getting out there and buying the album.

Every now and then I’m astonished that something could have come from here, this is one of those times.

Five stars.

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Unearthed Review: Black Creek. Five stars.
Diggety 5:54 pm 27 Aug 11

I highly recommend this band live.

Great album, happy something this came out of Canberra!

They are bunch of w*nkers though.

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