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Surf rock a sonic treat

Posted by on 20/11/2018

Shire band: Back on home soil, Caravana Sun embarked on a massive national tour, living and breathing what their new album Guerrilla Club is all about – their love for Australia and its culture.Shire band Caravãna Sun are playing a homecoming show on Friday night at the Miranda Hotel.
Nanjing Night Net

It is the home-grown band’s first show locally for two years.

Three of the four band members grew up in the shire and went to school at St Patrick’s College Sutherland.

It’s been quite the journey from conception to elevation for Caravãna Sun with the band playing more than 500 shows all over the world in the last five years.

Third studio album: Guerrilla Club.

In 2016 alone, not only did the band release a string of singles and two video clips, the four-piece laid their cards on the table with Guerrilla Club their third studio album.

The album was given 4 out of 5 stars by the Sydney Morning Herald and described as ‘‘full bodied sonic feast with no low points’’.

“With a solid backbone of rhythm and the loose tag of surf rock, their songs contort themselves in a variety of styles,” the album review said. “Despite, or perhaps as a result of, playing many shows in Europe, the band’s Australian roots are evident in their lyrics with themes such as Indigenous culture, community and home. Track by track you may not know what you’re going to get but it all proves very worthwhile.”

Not content with just being a celebration of all things Australiana, the Sydneysiders brought in some serious Aussie heavyweights to help bring Guerrilla Club to life.

Recorded at Wasteland Studio in WA, Eskimo Joe guitarist Joel Quartermain was enlisted to draw out the record’s hidden sounds.It resulted in the most contemporary sounding record the band have made, aiming to engulf listeners with it’s seamless mix of world-fuelled, rebellious surf rock.

‘‘Each song of this album has a common thread that binds them together; our connection to country, ’’ vocalist/guitarist Luke Carra said.

‘‘Our homeland Australia has fostered most of these tracks and continues to be a huge inspiration.’’

As part of the Guerrilla Club release tour the band racked up some notable career highlights including playing the prestigious Boomtown Fair (UK), Boardmasters Festival (UK), Arrifana Sunest Fest (Portugal) and Zandstock Festival (Netherlands).

You can catch them atthe Miranda Hotel on December 23.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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