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Amrap's AirIt | Australian Music Radio Airplay Project :: Rock :: Second Prize - Back To The Cul De Sacs

Second Prize - Back To The Cul De Sacs

Second Prize - Back To The Cul De Sacs
The new album from Melbourne band Second Prize takes its name from the world of Pro Wrestling. The Heel Turn is the moment when a good guy (or a “face”) becomes a bad guy (or a “heel”).

Many of the songs on the debut album explore that space – the queasy area where male behaviour normally regarded as acceptable drifts over into toxic masculinity.

Musically, the songs by turns evoke the sleazy disco of Pulp, the mid-life-crisis scuzz-rock of Grinderman-era Nick Cave, and the hangover-weary tenderness of Lambchop and Sparklehorse.

Singer John Palmer was previously the frontman of Half A Cow signing The Raylenes, and has more recently played guitar for Melbourne indie-pop auteur Georgia Fields. Chief collaborator Dave Rogers has played with Klinger, Ben Lee, Missy Higgins, Sophie Koh and Slow Fades.

John and Dave have collaborated on and off for 15 years, but Second Prize is their first joint project built from the ground up together. It stems from a long cold winter John spent alone in London while his girlfriend was living in sunny Miami. John spent the time writing sketches of songs and sending them to Dave to flesh out.

About this track...

All great pop songs are about one of two things: class or sex. This one is about both. It’s one of those epic build songs that starts small and just keeps getting bigger, purloining Stones riffs, synth-pop arpeggios and a middle eight that pulls the rug right out from beneath you alongside lyrics that would make Jarvis Cocker wince.

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Number Of People In Act 2 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In VIC
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Melbourne
Taken From The Release Titled The Heel Turn
Copyright Holder's Name Second Prize
Publisher Second Prize
Media Servicing Date 2019-03-12
Main Genre Rock
Genre 2 Pop
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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