There’s many pros and cons to being a ten-piece band, as we’re sure Brisbane’s Inland Sea will attest. Pros include: plenty of hands to haul gear, someone’s always up for a party, almost being able to field a football team. On the other hand, the cons are: heaps more gear to haul, someone’s always up for a party, and having to divide the cash, rider and groupies by ten.
Of course, the biggest pro is being able to make lovely, luscious folk-rock built on engaging arrangements, a bag of influences and the stirring power of five-part harmonies. Inland Sea first made a splash in 2010 when their first EP Traitor scored some solid airplay and won them first prize in the ‘Unsigned’ category at the International Songwriting Awards.
After playing shows with the John Steel Singers, Jonathan Boulet and the Bigsound summit, the band output their second EP Fortune in last year, following it up in 2012 with the gorgeous ‘Words Are Circles’ 7-inch vinyl. Lucky for us, it’s also found its way to the net. Enjoy.