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Pop: Power Pop Moods: Featuring Guitar Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock Rock: Aussie Rock

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AUSTRALIA - Queensland

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The members of Gift Horse all subscribe to the belief that if it can't be done with two guitars, bass and drums, then it probably ain't worth doing. The interplay between the band's two guitarists, Ross Manteufel and John Harland is the key to the Gift Horse sound. Together these two lads have created some great guitar sounds on these recordings, a sonic landscape of crunching, soaring and chiming guitars. There are no histrionics here, folks, just shimmering, sparkling lines delivered with passion and honesty. The rhythm section, courtesy of Tim Kelly on bass and Paul Burke on drums, provides the requisite groove and gravity that keep the whole thing rolling and on track. But while the instrumentation is often a feature, it is the song that makes Gift Horse worth a closer listen. And what songs they are; wry observations of Brisbane backstreets sit snugly with tales of personal struggle. There's much more than cars and girls going on between these lines and it's all conveyed through punchy melodies that keep playing in your head long after the final chord fades away...