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ghengus23: great down dirty country rock feelin' from the start. Reminds me of social distortion. Not sure if...

12/12/2007

Something On Broadway - As the gates close a curtain opens.

Enter SOMETHING ON BROADWAY: musicians, entertainers, showmen.

This 5 piece troupe from rAdelaide, South Australia, are setting the stage for some good times. Originally formed off the back of the songwriting of the brothers Goldring, the band's sound has evolved in to an eclectic blend of sophisticated rock, intricate ballads, and "you make me wanna dance!" pop.

Lead guitar duels with lead piano over a smooth rhythmic foundation of drums and bass. The vocals stroll, meander and then soar, with harmonies at every turn - sometimes three parts, sometimes four.

Priding themselves on an energetic live show, look out for Something On Broadway, coming soon to an off-off-broadway venue near you.  
Give Me A Call When You Know What You Want
Rejection Reason: None Specified
Weighted Rating: [1 Vote, 4 Stars]
Views: 1,056
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WILLBMUSIC [12/20/2007 7:18:23 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
i cant beleive no one starred this. so let me bust your star cherry.
WILLBMUSIC [12/20/2007 7:17:51 PM EST]
Score: +0
very well produced, nice harmonies. i wouldnt call it country, but country isnt the genre it used to be, just need to add a southern twang to the vocals. this is crossover goodness.
somethingonbroadway (song submitter) [12/19/2007 8:40:30 PM EST]
Score: +0
cheers mate.
aaronlife [12/18/2007 9:50:49 AM EST]
Score: +0
nashville is country music. i think what i found with this song is that it had lots of potential, but because of the 'phases' i wasn't connecting with it... on the chorus i'd start to connect, that's where i picked up a country, maybe acoustic vibe, and figured if you went all the way with it, i would connect with it, even though i don't typically listen to country music. anyway, good luck with it all!
somethingonbroadway (song submitter) [12/18/2007 1:11:59 AM EST]
Score: +0
Thanks for your efforts to explain - lots of detail there!

This song actually started out with just an acoustic and vocal when I used to play it at my solo shows, but I think we really set about trying to shift the song through some distinct dynamic phases. We actually go for the idea that we don't want our songs to be necessarily pigeon-holed as one style or mood - for us songs are about the journey. We know this song will never be a radio hit (which I think is the point you're trying to make) but reckon it will fit nicely into the fabric of an album (that we've almost finished recording). We've got a couple of songs in mind that we've deliberately crafted as more 'accessible' and 'radio friendly' (read: formulaic/predictable/committed to only one style and mood) that we reckon should accomplish those aims (see "Two Days Too Late").

I'm not really sure what 'nashville' is (I'm assuming it's a town/city in the US somewhere?? We're Aussie, and my US geography blows!) - are they known for their acoustic music?
aaronlife [12/13/2007 8:22:51 AM EST]
Score: +0
it's hard to explain... sort of like the song walked thru a mall looking in store window shopping... the song sort of changes moods/styles without really picking one...

like i think, for example, if you committed this song to be a country song, you'd have a hit country song, i think right now the song flirts with a few genres/styles, and that prevents me from hearing it is as a solid song...

i think the chorus "give me a call when you know what you want" ironically is how I feel, and is the strongest part of the song.

like the harmony at the end "give me a call..." was nice, but it was like a tease, in a way, there could be more of it, it felt like you didn't commit to that direction even at the end...

i'm having a hard time explaining myself, unfortunately... maybe if you took an acoustic, and just played this song through like you were in nashville, and had some people harmonizing on the chorus, and committed yourself to that feeling, for example (cause I heard that most right now), I'd get a solid hit from the song.

does that make sense?
unklespam [12/12/2007 11:55:43 PM EST]
Score: +0
I agree, quite cool guys, sleepy tune but good stuff, actually
WhateverHeWants [12/12/2007 9:49:25 PM EST]
Score: +0
I thought it was a very nicely written and performed song. Nice voice.
somethingonbroadway (song submitter) [12/12/2007 9:27:20 PM EST]
Score: +0
Are you talking about the direction the song takes? Funnily enough we actually spend a lot of time crafting many of our songs to take them in directions that are perhaps a little unexpected/unconventional. We spend a lot of time working on the dynamics and instrumentation and I guess this is one of the more extreme examples of that, where it moves through periods of almost nothing up to some quite full sections too.
aaronlife [12/12/2007 2:01:43 PM EST]
Score: +0
almost country huh? nicely done. i felt it couldn't quite decide which direction to go in though. but the talent of those performing it is obviously high. would probably do well on country radio with a bit more twang.
GoingtothePoolhouse [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
very clean and well performed, had to give the battle to permanent daylight's "september" though; i prefered the style of that one. still, lots of talent here.
singmetofire [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Not bad.