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The Stevens - s/t 7"

Chapter Music

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For the original 2012 cassette version of this release, click here.

Words from the label:

"Centred around guitarists Alex MacFarlane and Travis MacDonald, scratchy pop foursome the Stevens released a 6 song EP in 2012 that was without doubt the catchiest non-Chapter release of the year. Originally on CD-R and cassette, Chapter is now reissuing the self-titled EP as a handsome 7″ vinyl affair (with download card, no less!)." - Chapter Music

Track list:


I Look Back
Teenage Satellites


Out Of A Bag
Fast Cars

Format:  7" vinyl record.  Includes download code.

Year of release:  2013

Label:  Chapter Music (CH106)

City / Country:  Melbourne, Australia


"The Stevens sound like a bygone era. A time of pure, unadulterated indie pop. When dudes had nice haircuts and weren't afraid to wear/pin their hearts to the sleeves of their v-necked school boy sweaters. With a pedigree that includes Breaker Morant, Teen Archer and Pop Singles, the Melbourne four piece does rousing, melodic choruses with more hooks than Kareem. The Stevens could be their best work yet.

The opening, 'Alone', is a love song. A real love song. One about pining over someone. From the first jangly guitar that leads into Trav and Alex's dual vocal harmony it's an ode to that other person. 'Fast Cars' is a buzzing little pop song, while the album's best - 'I Look Back' - is a heady speed of regret. Indeed most of the tracks seem to be about being young and making mistakes. Of being in love and fucking up.

Comparisons to Television Personalities and of course early Flying Nun bands have been made and they are all well and good but to my mind (and to be honest I feel a little weird saying this) songs like 'I Look Back' remind me of Hull's finest The Housemartins." - Tim Scott, The Thousands