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Alice By The Moon

The Checks

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Disc 1:
  # Track Name Artist MP3 Sample
  1   Bagheera The Checks MP3 sample
  2   You And Me The Checks MP3 sample
  3   Crows The Checks MP3 sample
  4   Ballroom Baby The Checks MP3 sample
  5   Back Of The Restaurant The Checks MP3 sample
  6   Any Man Here Will Run You In The Checks MP3 sample
  7   God Birds The Checks MP3 sample
  8   Till The Dance Is Over The Checks MP3 sample
  9   Isabella The Checks MP3 sample
  10   Get Off The Stage Man The Checks MP3 sample
  11   Let Your Lover Know The Checks MP3 sample
  12   Wait In The Summer The Checks MP3 sample
  13   Hold My Head The Checks MP3 sample

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It's been an exciting journey for The Checks since emerging from Auckland's North Shore a few years ago. Their creative energies fueled equally by vintage (rhythm &) blues sounds, pop classicism and similarly-minded acts of the 21st century like the Black Keys and Kings Of Leon, The Checks have achieved the unthinkable for a gang of NZ schoolboys: they have transformed their enthusiasm for songwriting and wild performance into something resembling a career.
Theyveve also been attacking their new material with the fervour usually reserved for first-timers and this crazed energy certainly leaps out in their second album, 'Alice By The Moon'.
Self-produced and recorded in Auckland's The Lab with Jol Mullholland, the songwriting has a more eclectic and varied sound than the rock n' roll swagger of their debut. From the Dandy Warhols-meets-Oasis chiming wall of noise that is new single 'You And Me', through garage stomp, reggae/rock hybrids and quirky strolling pop – there are many gems amongst the albums 13 songs.

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Artist: The Checks
Album: Alice By The Moon
Cat #: pieclub002
Date: 26/05/2009
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Pie Club
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 Days
Genres: Alt/Indie/Punk , New Zealand , On Sale , Pop
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