Adelaide Rock Band Mode To Launch Their New Album

Adelaide rock band Mode have a curious claim to fame; their debut gig was the first gig to be cancelled in the South Australian Covid lockdown. Left in isolation with time on their hands, the band set about recording their set instead, bouncing overdubs between houses to craft a modern take on power pop. Three years later, following a series of sell-out gigs and further sessions at Wizard Tone studios, the band are poised to release their eponymous debut album on local label End of the Pier Records.

Songwriters Rich Miller and Marc Garnett are both indie veterans, having toured Australia and Europe with various indie pop bands before meeting and forming Mode in 2020. Along with Paddy McGee on keys, bassist Colin Chapman and drummer Derek Leinweber, Mode filter classic Britpop and power pop through an Australian lens. Early single The Sun sounds like the Hoodoo Gurus fronted by Paul Weller, whilst Rundle Mall mythologises Adelaide’s most famous shopping street in a frenzy of drums, guitars and swirling organs. Bad Thing sounds like the snotty Aussie punk version of The Knack’s classic My Sharona.

The album, Mode, is released on vinyl, CD and digital formats on the 10th of March. The band will play an album launch at the Grace Emily on Saturday the 11th of March at 8:30 pm.

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