"Full Ugly is primarily a
vehicle for the songwriting of one Melbourne native, Nathan Burgess.
Thomas Mendelovits, of long-time Melbourne outfit Milk Teddy, joined after seeing Nathan play an acoustic set with lead guitarist and old school mate Michael Caterer (Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Love Connection). After a few three-piece shows, Zach Schneider (Great Outdoors, Totally Mild)
approached the band and offered to round out the line-up as a
four-piece, affording Burgess’s almost naïve country-rock sensibility a
more exploratory feel. Today, Nathan McFarlane provides lead guitar
since Caterer’s relocation to New York with Scott & Charlene’s
Spent the Afternoon was recorded and mixed by Jack Farley (Twerps, Panel of Judges, Beaches)
at Transient Studios mid-2011, prior to Caterer’s move to New York.
Farley’s naturalistic approach suited the band well and the album was
finished quickly and with little fuss. It is a product completely of and
for Melbourne; those trademark sunlit guitars shine over a slow and
comfortable groove, life is documented in a way that allows true insight
into the flourishing music scene in which Full Ugly now find themselves
at the fore.
The album was mastered by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring,
countless others), and beyond being a great document of contemporary
Australian music, also happens to make for some truly rewarding
listening. It is a disarming record, sincere and shabbily endearing.
Melodies lope along toward a greater destination, a summer breeze runs
through the studio and is captured in the rhythm of these songs. And
when all is said and done, the sound of Full Ugly is left hanging in the
air, a comforting look over the shoulder." - Bedroom Suck Records
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 20 August, 2014.