Distant Dove – From Album “Firing Range”
Of The Sun – From Album “Firing Range”
With a career of underground and critical acclaim, singer/songwriter Richard Easton has long flown under the radar of the Australian music scene. Hailed in 2001 by the Music Critics Association as an emerging talent, Easton has gone on to release four albums including 2004’s epic Two Thousand Demolition Songs. The album also spawned the classic Triple J single Evil One and cult favourite Ballad Of Betty Cole and was voted album of the week on radio in Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney.
The Firing Range is the brilliant new album from Richard Easton. Following on from 2004’s highly acclaimed Demolition Songs, described by Rolling Stone as “epic…his best work yet”,The Firing Range is a sparkling and original work showcasing Easton’s unique vocal presence, pop sensibility and ability to produce a great album.
The Firing Range features an amazing band, including performances by Suzie Higgie (The Falling Joys/Conway Savage), Karl Smith (Sodastream), Emma Tonkin and Phil Romeril (The Small Knives). Standout tracks include the radio single Distant Dove and album tracks High Warning, Of the Sun and There She Goes.
The Firing Range was produced in Melbourne in 2006-07 by Phil Romeril (The Small Knives), and was mixed by Marcus Barczak(The Smallgoods) and mastered by JJ Golden (Sonic Youth, The Melvins, Preston School Of Industry).
What the critics say:
“Quite simply he is one of the country’s most underrated talents…a formidable songwriting talent”
Time Off Magazine
“Easton’s songs shine as beautifully on record as they do on stage”
“Melancholic, moody and undoubtedly one of the most underrated talents in Australia today.”
“Easton blends the anarchic delight of Pavement and the wide open roads of The Triffids…and more beautiful epiphanies than any album I can recall”
Sydney Morning Herald
“To have the ability to sing like that and manage to capture it on a recording is a miracle”
Rip It Up Magazine
“The songs shine because they are good”