by Little Desert
And here I was, just wondering why there aren’t enough psych-rock-70s-influenced-grunge bands with killer girl singers and there I was, wondering why there aren’t more clips involving giant sheets of dough being kneaded all over the floor when what should appear on the internets in front of me? A five piece from Melbourne named Little Desert, whose song ‘Captive’ is admittedly my first introduction to their world, but if their world involves such fascinating sounds of organs, intricate grungy guitars and hard hitting drums, combined with the enchantingly harsh vocals of Esther Rivers, then it’s probably a world I’ll like. One hit of play on the black and white clip which involves the world’s longest roll of cookie dough and a whole lot of kneading and yep, I’m either just really hungry, or I’m hooked. Let’s face it, probably both. I don’t really know what’s going on in that clip and I’m not sure how Little Desert combine such an array of influences, sounds and visuals, but they do a good job of it.
Jo Michelmore gives 'Captive' three and a half cheers beers out of five...