Snakadaktal : The Sun II
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Snakadaktal : The Sun II

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Apart from having one of the greatest band names around, Snakadaktal are actually one of the most consistently enjoyable bands to emerge from Australia’s indie music scene in some time.

Opening track The Sun II is similar to most chilled-out tracks lately, but Sean Heathcliff’s vocals are smooth enough to keep you interested. Apart from the almost soft jazz intro, East of Here lacks the substance to warrant repeated listens.

As the band’s second EP, this one features mostly remixes. The Just Kiddin’ Remix of the title track is much more synth-heavy and the addition of female backing vocals improves the sound greatly. The Hayden James remix of Fall Under will take you by surprise, in a good way. It starts slow before breaking into a Flume-inspired, bass-heavy dance track.

Hung On Tight, remixed by talented Melbourne producer Fractures, begins like a bushfire camp song and soon develops into a melodic soundtrack for beach parties and Sunday sessions. The Kilter remix of Fall Underneath is probably the catchiest of the lot, with an uplifting beat and the grooving vocals of Phoebe Cockburn.

BY CHRIS BRIGHT

Best Track: Fall Underneath (Kilter Remix)

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In A Word: Mixed