After the best part of two years playing music together in various forms, defining their artistic direction, these three Sydney boys combined their love for blues and rock into a fusion of earthy riffs, pounding rhythms and raw yet soulful vocal melodies. These ingredients blended together are the fabric of the unique sound that is The Desert Sea.
The Sydney three-piece is excited to unveil their latest single Reflection set for release this August.
Shortly after formation, the band released their first single Settle The Score which received airplay on FBi radio as well as community stations across the continent. Armed with the new single, The Desert Sea began playing shows across Australia’s East Coast, honing their live skills while sharing the stage with quality acts like Sticky Fingers, Zeahorse and Jebediah.
Over the next 12 months the band continued to play regular shows while writing new material for their debut EP. With a collective of new songs in hand, The Desert Sea settled in at Oceanic studios on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Owned by Midnight Oil guitarist Jim Moginie, Oceanic Studios proved to be a perfect platform for The Desert Sea’s signature sound. With Ryan Miller on board for production and engineering the boys set to work on recording what would become the Oceanic EP.
Reflection is the first single spawned from the bands debut EP. Kicking off with a chunky blues-rock riff, Reflection’s guitar groove evokes nostalgia of bands like Led Zeppelin and The White Stripes. The drums come next, exploding onto the track with every beat. Then the bass line drops, pounding heavily as it locks in with the guitar to set a relentless foundation for the vocals. A tale of arrogance is told through powerful vocal melodies and provocative lyrics, laying bare the shortcomings of the self absorbed in an attempt to widen their gaze.