(PB012) Vocoder: Collapsed Stars

by Popboomerang

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    Vocoder have been together for three years, initially gaining notoriety in the Wellington, New Zealand scene for their energetic, scissor-kicking, instrument-trashing live style. They have rapidly evolved into a tight three-piece with a sound that has been variously described as "surf-inspired alt rock with huge lashings of eighties new-wave pop", "post-punk" and "wall-of-sound pop".

    Vocoder's debut EP "Sweethearts of the Radio" came out in late-2002, featuring "The Turnaround" which was also released as a radio single from the Australian compilation "Planet of the Popboomerang".

    In November 2003, the limited edition single "Collapsed Stars" c/w "Falko redux" was released in New Zealand. Both sides of the single were playlisted at b-net stations with "Falko" reaching the 95BFM (Auckland) Top Ten.

    Melbourne's Popboomerang Records are releasing "The Collapsed Stars EP" a five-track CD featuring an edited version of the title track, Falko and three newly recorded songs including a cover of the Kinks' obscurity "This Is Where I Belong"

    "Fizzing like the Buzzcocks on a caffeine high, Vocoder have energy and scissor-kicks to burn." Real Groove Magazine, January/February 2003

    "full of clever rhythms and undeniably catchy choruses ) . fierce pop salutes with a fuzzed-out '76 punk core ) . the best bits will hit you like a train on subsequent listens" SplendidZine (US), April 2003
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released May 5, 2005


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Popboomerang Australia

Australian music label founded by Scott Thurling and releasing its first CD in 2002 with over 80 recordings to date.

Specialising in melodic pop, jangle, folk and rock and predominantly working with Australian bands with the aim to building their careers locally & internationally.

Artists include Skipping Girl Vinegar, Georgia Fields, The Aerial Maps, Celadore, Bon Scotts, Tamas Wells & Tim Reid
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