When guitarists Ross Adam and Rene Schaefer started Scale Models in mid 2010, all they wanted was to combine the shambolic charm of mid 1980s british pop (think The Wedding Present and pre-make up Cure) with the energy of The Pixies and Dinosaur Jr.
Not surprisingly, once they added drummer Danny Martinov and vocalist/songwriter/trumpet player Clare Hourigan to the mix, things quickly mutated into a musical direction all of their own.
The 8 song debut cd from Scale Models was recorded and mixed by James Alexander Dean at Electric Sound in Melbourne Australia over a sunny weekend in June 2011. This man knows a thing or two about indie pop and has perfectly captured the band's pop attack.
It's chock full of skewed pop hooks, combining uplifting melodies with melancholy musings on life, love and the human condition. It's bittersweet and it also kinda rocks.
All songs written by Scale Models.
Scale Models are:
Rene Schaefer: Guitar
Ross Adam: Guitar
Danny Martinov: Drums
Clare Hourigan: Vocals/Trumpet
released January 28, 2012
Scale Models would like to thank the following people:
Ricky French (Actor/Model), James Dean, Rosie Adams, Dany Germain, Laura Balanoff, Brooke Wolsley, Alyssa McBain, Matt Gleeson (Burning Vinyl, 3CR), Lara Soulio,
New Estate, Harry Howard & NDE, Robert Scott (The Bats),Kirsty Stegwazi, Shaun Tenzenmen, everyone at The Old Bar, Lucy Angwin, Jerina Jagdeo, Phil Chokeword (Ten Songs podcast), all our families, friends and pets, and everyone who has come to our gigs
Formed in Melbourne in 2010 Scale Models are Ross Adam, Rene Schaefer, Clare Hourigan and Danny Martinov. With plenty of
skewed pop hooks, the band combine uplifting melodies with melancholy musings on life, love and the human condition. The result is a bittersweet pop attack that also kind of rocks....more