By Cal Meacham
Australia is quietly churning out some great indie rock groups, including previous P.N.B. pick Field Trip. The latest, Service Bells are a dark sprawling secret waiting to be told through a pulsing guitar riff and monotone vocals. Unlike their kin Interpol, Service Bells are more concerned with interesting harmonies without all the glum. They know how to rock a chorus without cluttering up the sound with overdubs. Their new 2 song Ep Prospector’s Waltz/Metropolis shifts from the robotic thrust of GVSB to a pop chorus in a strong swift blow. While these are the only 2 songs that we have heard from them, they are in process of writing a follow up EP for early 2014 and will be featured on a Duran Duran tribute album due out in February.
R.I.Y.L. – Interpol, Girls Against Boys, TV Ghost