Fourth off the rank, selected at random, is The Sodapops who describe themselves thusly:
We are The Sodapops!
We formed a little over a year ago so we could enter a band competition, we got such great feedback that we decided to make it a permanent thing, an awesome party band, we play music for people to go nuts to!
And with out even gigging for a complete year we’ve already played at the Multicultural Festival, the UC Refec/Cafe and we were the act before AstroChem at their EP launch. We guarantee an insane live show when you see us, so come see us, and come dance! And if you can’t see us then just, you know, listen to our tunes.
Supposedly pop/rock they sound more like jazz noodling with strong female vocals.
Sounding a lot like school of music students sharing band camp in jokes this song noodles along harmlessly.
It starts out as a sort of stream of consciousness on the experience of being at a party, and then develops into the late night remorse of a big party winding down as they have a major whinge about people not playing their songs at parties.
This may be a handy clue.
In Holy Water vocalist Nichola Weatherly attempts to explore how many different ways the two words “Holy Water” can be sung.
The answer is more ways than is strictly speaking advisable.
The Sodapops sounds like they’re having a great deal of fun playing together. But they don’t entirely let the audience in on the act.
If I was standing at the back of a pub they were playing at I’m sure they’d provide great background music to a pleasant evening.
They’re talented musicians, but really need the benefit of a stronger songwriter.