Working with producer Brian O’Shaughnessy (produced Primal Scream’s ‘Screamadellica’) as well as with Paul Tipler (Elastica, Idlewild, The Horrors, Stereolab), the ‘High Time’ EP is a technical triumph, finding Tall Poppies at the top of their game in the studio. Working with such high profile names has come as a result of a growing reputation, helped along by superb live notices in both the UK and Australia.
Having supported Mark Morrison from the Bluetones, other live highlights include a sell out launch show at Perth’s ‘His Majesty Theatre’, and a number of gigs in the UK such as 2000 Trees festival in Gloucester, Hay on Wye Festival and the Harlequin festival in Norwich.
Having been described as a ‘Rock version of Clean Bandit’, the band also bear similarities Kate Bush and Camera Obscura, with influences including the likes of The Smiths, David Bowie, Belle and Sebastian and Pulp.
Created from the depths of the deep south of Western Australia, with the intentions similar to any art project that is packed full of social commentary, anti-establishment spunk and the critical analysis of a generation. Sonically serving the purpose to bridge the gap between bands and new wave electronic producers.
Mostly a result of having such a eclectic range of influences, the genre-crossing twist’s and turns of Antonio Paul can deceive any one into believing that each song could in fact be from various different artists. Through the eyes of Antonio Paul, this quality is necessary in this modern age of music as the defining trait to separate themselves from an over saturated scene, serving the purpose of keeping whomever is watching and listening always guessing.
The mystic heavy fog that surrounds the band is key to stopping the prediction or placement of their music. Their songs ultimately force the listener to live in the moment of each song and to enjoy what they have – as opposed to what could be.
Antonio Paul have come a long way since their self produced track ‘City Dreams’. Since then, Marc Antonio and Michael Paul from Bunbury, Western Australia have been busy crafting their tunes and working with upcoming local directors to produce their music video clips. In this short space of time the boys soon clocked up a strong fanbase both in Australia and overseas and have supported the likes of Jinja Safari, San Cisco and Snakadaktal.
The recording project of Marc Antonio and Michael Paul reaches the UK with their with new track ‘Melodic Daze’ after huge hype throughout the US and Australia. A rock band at their core, this soulful dubby number exemplifies the bands’ key attribute of ambidexterity. Check it out, and find more info on their incoming EP below.
Antonio Paul created a buzz on music blogs and college webzines overseas and currently have the interest of some of the World’s leading record labels and booking agencies, and in more recent times have acquired a young gun at Island Def Jam joining them as co-manager for the USA…..now it’s the UK’s turn to experience their talent with the new EP ‘Modern Daze’.
‘Honestly, I don’t think I will ever be disappointed by anything Antonio Paul releases.’ – Indie Shuffle
‘Their dance rock tunes conjure house parties seen through bleary eyes and drunken runs along moonlit beaches–whether you’ve actually experienced either matters little.’ – Pigeons & Planes
‘On the surface alternative rock music is pretty boring if you ask me, so simply labeling the music of the Bunbury, Australia based duo Antonio//Paul this way is vague and undeserving. Their sound does intrique us quite a bit.’ – Hilly Dilly