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Experience trio's Different High

Experience trio's Different High

Who: Even
Where: Newcastle Panthers
Author: Michael Gadd
When: Friday May 4, 2001

Melbourne trio Even will bring its slick FM radio-friendly blend of rock pop to Club Nova Newcastle on May 4.

This main support slot for The Dandy Warhols comes just a couple of weeks before Even releases the long awaited follow-up to its 1998 release Come Again, which spawned the popular singles No Surprises, Black Umbrella, Sunshine Comes and Watching My Door - A Different High. The album, to be released in stores next month, is much like their previous releases with some trademark mini-masterpieces.

If you can't wait for the full-length offering, the second single Same Again is in store now, along with first single Shining Star, a warm, inviting and effortlessly beautiful track which was released on April 2.

The band is made up of guitarist and lead vocalist Ashley Naylor, bass player Wally Kempton and drummer Matthew Cotter. The opening track of A Different High, I'm Gonna Try, is described by the band as the sequel to Getting By, the closing track on Come Again. The album was recorded in Melbourne throughout the middle of last year at Woodstock Studios and was produced by Chris Dickie, who has worked with such notables as The Smiths. It was mixed by Tim Whitten in Sydney, who has worked on albums by bands such as the Underground Lovers and Powderfinger. Even's memorable pop songs such as Don't Wait from their debut album Less Is More, the track Sunshine Comes and Black Umbrella continue to enjoy regular radio airplay long after their release.

In 1996 Even were named Rolling Stone magazine's Hot Band of the Year and in the following year they were nominated for ARIA award for Best Independent Release.

Since their formation they have toured extensively throughout the world, performing at many major festivals and supporting international bands such as Dinosaur Junior, Buffalo Tom, Superchunk, Urge Overkill, Sebedoh and Placebo.

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