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The Level Spirits

Offered a record deal and cash to record their first album after just their second gig THE LEVEL SPIRITS decided to take their time - it all felt too good to rush. Before going in to record their debut THE LEVEL SPIRITS racked up over 70 shows in Melbourne and Sydney. The resulting album feels and sounds like a band who know how to play together - and like a band that knows what they want. Mining the sounds of the 50's and 60's and melding it into a rock and roll "mixed tape" of all the members favourite sounds they have been steadily building a solid following in their hometown of Melbourne Australia. The band comprises indi rock veterans as well as relative "new comers". Guitarist Julian Matthews played in the legendary Australian band "The Stems" who's debut album was listed by Rolling Stone as one of Australia's top 100 albums of all time. Mark Mansour has played with Melbourne psychobilly legends "KingPin 440" as well as recently playing bass for UK act Aqualung and country singer Krista Polvere on their recent tour around the US. Singer Molly Jean Morrison has been running a Burlesque troupe around Australia for a couple of years, THE LEVEL SPIRITS is her first band - although you wouldn't know it! Drummer Robert Urban has played around Melbourne doing session work and in a number of touring bands. The album is 10 tracks of pure rootsy rock and roll bliss, mixed by Australian Rock royalty Wayne Connolly and Rob Younger of Radio Birdman fame at Alberts Studios (AC/DC) it shows a maturity and swing most bands take years to perfect. Sometimes dark, sometimes fun THE LEVEL SPIRITS may just be your next favourite band. REVIEWS BEAT MAGAZINE ALBUM OF THE WEEK "The Level Spirits are the band you want to revive ailing rock ’n’ roll spirits when the world is saturated with sycophantic talentless turds wed in unholy matrimony with the parsimonious commercial parasites who run the music industry." January 19th, 2011 - LES FAVELL THE AU REVIEW "Well written, well performed and well produced, this album is one that will knock your socks off again and again. It’s fantastic to see Swamp Rock making a comeback in this age of plastic music." January 20, 2011 — Dave Roberts

My Artists Sessions

Saturday, March 19

8:45pm CDT