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Amrap's AirIt | Australian Music Radio Airplay Project :: Rock :: Second Prize - Waiting For A Spark

Second Prize - Waiting For A Spark

Second Prize - Waiting For A Spark
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. much.

About this track...

With an Everest-sized mellotron hook, Flaming Lips drums and a psychedelic freakout at the end, Waiting for a Spark takes the kitchen sink approach to a pop song. A riff on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, it sees the narrator picking over the embers of his ruined relationship, trying to figure out what he did that made it all go wrong.

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 Waiting For A Spark
Copyright Holder's Name Second Prize
Publisher Second Prize
Media Servicing Date 2019-02-28
Main Genre Rock
Genre 2 Pop
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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