Bell St Delays & Dan Parsons play 2 sets from 9.30pm
Bell St Delays are accomplished Melbourne singer-songwriters Tracy McNeil and Luke Sinclair. This husband & wife duo deliver gorgeous harmonies riding on beautifully crafted pop-hooks, with influences steeped heavily in 70’s rock and alt.country. With raw talent and tender hearts, Bell St Delays offer the dark and the light, the lion and the lamb and all that is good about songwriting.
Produced by John Castle (Washington, Bamboos), Parsons’ 2010 debut 'Firestarter' was to take him across the world, showcasing at LA's Musexpo, Brighton UK's Great Escape, Liverpool's In the City festival and a host of sideshows besides. After an initial string of dates the title track was picked up by Triple J.
His second album, on which Parsons also plays the vast majority of instruments, was mixed by The Boat People's Robin Waters, who has also featured in Parsons' US/UK touring band.
The songs revolve around Dan's voice and his guitar, from the canyon canter of Shoalhaven Night, the Dan Kellyesque psych-pop of Lay it all Down and share-house jamming of 'Oh Baby, When You Say it Like That" to the two mic intimacy of Bad Circulation or the numb ostinato of Close Your Eyes Let it End, written for a childhood friend who took his own life while Dan was on tour.
Dan Parsons on Soundcloud