Meet "This Public Life", an acoustic driven outfit emerging from Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs and making their way into the musical spotlight.
TPL offer tunes with the industry credibility of the alternative/underground culture, whilst also having something to say, drawing inspiration from everyday life and experience. "We chose the name because anything we write about has in some way affected our life and we make it public through songwriting," (singer/guitarist Jimmy Phoenix).
Jimmy Phoenix also has a side project "A Whale Called Phoenix" hhtp:/www.awhalecalledphoenix.com
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OK, this band has great music.
Also, I am all for conceptual lyrics. I just recent the band going all Andy Warhol (pictures of Campbell's cans and stuff) on the lyrics.
I think they need to lean towards sophistication and stop throwing paint on the wall and expect it to be art.
I hear influences from The Smashing Pumpkins and stuff like that. I like the tone and sound of the band. They're totally dramatic.
They're not pop at all though. Get rid of that pop label; accept yourselves.
In my opinion, the Style of Pop-Rock heard in this Album is not exactly "Coffee House" but the Feeling, Warmth and Emotion it contains would make it perfectly at home in such an environment. Equally, there is a touch of "Social Consciousness" in some of the Lyrics thus giving the Album a Accent of Campus Protest Music popular the 60s and 70s (Track #1. 'Capulate' captures a hint of the aforementioned). The Music itself is Mild Electric Rock Guitar Accompaniment and Male Vocal Melodies that generally move at a moderately slow beat. The point being, this is excellent ambiance to sit and reflect or sip a hard drink or two. Track #5. 'Parked Cars', the Albums' final track ironically makes a Great Starting Point when audition the Collection.