Sound: Little Red is a small band out of Melbourne that have been hailed as The Strokes meet The Beach Boys, and they do it with their electrifying sounds and just the unity in the band. Midnight Remember is their second album and it's rather amazing.
Their sound is reminiscent of The Beatles yet is much punchier and it's a little more danceable.
The lead single from this album is a light hearted song called "Rock It" which has been flying around Australian Airwaves for quite a fair bit now, the bass line and Adrian's singing contribute to a fun and enjoyable song.
As "Midnight Remember" keeps going through it's sequence of songs "Place Called Love" "Lazy Boy" and "Little Bit Of Something" their sound diversifies. Bringing back memories of The Beatles, Springsteen whilst still adding their signature Garage sound. // 8
Lyrics: Their lyrical ability has developed from their last album "Listen To Little Red" and the lyrics are all very relevant to the feel of each song. Though not as complex or as impacting as Coheed And Cambria or Jason Mraz, their feel on the album is something they bring live.
The whole band sings melodies and harmonies so if anything the clear distinction is when you can't tell that Quang sings on "Lazy Boy" and Adrian sings "Rock It" because their vocal qualities are so similar, where as on songs like "Going Wrong" and "Place Called Love" you can hear Tom's distinctly Australian vocals coming through quite well, though it takes a little bit of time to get used to his voice, he does satisfy. // 7
Overall Impression: Currently I listen to this album in conjunction with Phoenix, Tahiti 80, The Strokes and Vampire Weekend. There's something about the entire band singing that just makes you want to sing along with it.
Though "Rock It" is oversaturating the airwaves at the current moment, I probably won't get tired of this anytime soon. Though there's always the under-appreciated last song "Chelsworth" which is just a beautiful end to a new beginning in Australian Music. // 8