A Review for the South + Other Fun Things


A review for the South:

Chrome Dome; “Chrome Dome
(Lexicon Devil) – Melbourne
I got this album last week at 4ZzZ and at first I really enjoyed what I heard, but there’s just something lacking off the Chrome Dome self-titled album that really bugs me. They pride themselves as being a “no guitar, synth and drum band”, but it doesn’t really make their music any more interesting. There’s some great attitude plastered within all the synths, but the really gothic and punk elements coming through leave you grappling for some sort of big drop out or development, but the songs themselves have little variation. ‘Chrome Dome’ has a nice solid momentum traveling from one track to the next, with the track ‘Till You Hit the Floor’ featuring some really great layering and interesting idiosyncrasies. The album as a whole is missing variation and variety, with each track as similar as the last. I think this has to do with the overpowering synths, with the only relief coming from very minor texture changes within the vocals and drums. The vocals themselves are fairly monotonous and it would have been nice to hear some sort of contrasting difference between the female/male vocal lines, or even between tracks. Chrome Dome’s ‘Chrome Dome’ is interesting to listen to at first, but the momentum dies out, as nothing seems to develop, completely losing my interest.
– Liza Harvey, 20th May 2010

Other New & Exciting Stuff!

Got in today the new Fabulous Diamonds album, Fabulous Diamonds II By Fabulous Diamonds and it’s really very exciting. The release date isn’t for another couple of months, but stay tuned to 4ZzZ as we’ll be playing some here and there for sure!

Local act, Ball Park Music have their EP launch tomorrow night at the The Zoo with Tin Can Radio and Blame Ringo. I’ve got their release Conquer the Town, Easy as Cake to review, so that’ll be coming up in the next couple of days.

Make sure you come along to the all new 4ZzZ Music Geekzzz night, happening the first Sunday of each month at The Rumpus Room in West End, to hear all the latest tracks of the month. The first one is happening on Sunday June 6th, so come join us for a relaxing afternoon/night with good tunes and dam good brews! Plus, if you get there before 4pm, there’s a gold coin BBQ, which will keep all you guys as happy as it’ll keep me. I’ll definitely be posting some more information about Music Geekzzz in the next couple of weeks, giving you more information.

Liza Harvey


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