Unison is a band that hails from the Coffs Coast in New South Wales, Australia. They formed in 2018 and are composed of Julia Wilson (vocals/keyboards/guitars), Marty Bouma (vocals/bass/guitar) and John Burnip (drums/vocals). The band recently released a twelve-song album entitled Unison.
The music is organic rock music from what sounds like seasoned veterans. I found the music easily digestible and also familiar sounding upon first listen.They start with one of the highlights entitled “Time and Space.” There is a nice mix of piano, bass, drums and more into relatively clean but driving sound. It’s the type of song that might fill you with some energy and even motivation.
The very piano driven “Only mother nature” continues to build on this energy provided from the opening song but takes it up a couple of notches. I would say the first change in approach might be “How lucky we are” which introduces a different lead vocalist but also some very nice harmonies. There’s a bit of a world type of vibe with this song.
“I ain’t living in the past” is the first song that sounded like a more pensive and thought provoking ballad. There are some highlights as the album progresses. I loved the warm and inviting “Little Brother” and the more subdued closer “Flight.”
There weren’t a lot of surprises with this release but there was a lot of consistency in regards to the songwriting quality and delivery. The band can play and has a very live sound to my ears. It’s the type of band that would sound great on a Friday night with a beer in your hand and good friends.
This album has a good amount of appeal. Take a listen.
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