Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Jonathan Boulet

Jonathan Boulet is everything you'd want to be: young, incredibly talented - and Australian. His grammar though, leaves a lot to be desired, as evidenced by the appalling syntactic error on his latest track entitled You're A Animal. No doubt he'll tell you it was a purposeful mistake; I have my doubts.

Although Boulet, signed to Modular Recordings, is best known for making laid back, colourful folk-pop music, You're A Animal sees the Sydney native take a new direction. At the song's heart is a frenetic percussive riff, atop of which sits an anthemically shouty vocal hook; a sweet-sounding symphonic war cry to galvanise every misunderstood skinny indie-kid in the land. Add to that a blast of punchy guitar power-chords and you've got yourself some of what I'd call Tribal Rock - and I love it!

You're A Animal is taken from Boulet's as yet untitled sophomore album which is due for release in mid 2011. If you're in the Brisbane area and find yourself at a loose end on New Year's Eve, you could do worse than to head to the Powerhouse No Years Festival which features Jonathan play alongside Shout Out Louds and Neon Indian. A snip at $85?

MP3: Jonathan Boulet - You're A Animal DOWNLOAD

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