REVIEW: Timothy Nelson & The Infidels – “Sleeping Alone”

It’s undeniable that Timothy Nelson & The Infidels have a sound influenced by country music. There. I said it and it’s out in the open. Now get all of those possible misconceptions out of your system, because these guys are a bit different.

Mixing folk, country, and rock, Timothy Nelson & The Infidels have been building up their fan base in Western Australia for a couple of years now. Timothy has two WAMi awards under his belt already, one of which is for “Sleeping Alone”. These guys are a solid act.

But what about the song? Well, “Sleeping Alone” begins slowly with a bendy lead guitar line over a softly strummed acoustic, but once the full band kicks in, all sorts of musical textures come into play. For a song over 6 minutes long, has its highs and lows, and moves between them effortlessly.

For a group so influenced by a genre I generally disregard, Timothy Nelson & The Infidels sure know their stuff. Lyrically strong and different from your average folk band, they won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. But with the guts to write they kind of music they want to, and with a debut LP on the way, this is gonna be a band to watch out for.

Verdict: Positive.

Listen to some of their stuff on their Myspace page.

Also; grab what I understand will soon be an exclusive download of “Sleeping Alone”, HERE.

MIXTAPE: On The Tune Mixtape Vol. 2

Hey. Got another mixtape for you here. This time it’s a mixture of bands from a few countries. You’ll also notice I decided to begin and end it with songs from Phatchance. I don’t normally put two songs from the one artist on a mixtape, but I thought it seemed appropriate. They’re both really good.

This one features a bit more hip-hop, some post-rock, some electronica, and some good ol’ fashioned indie-rock. One song has a particularly folky vibe, and another features a banjo! I’m hoping everyone can find something to enjoy in there.

Thanks again to all the great artists for the free mp3’s, and don’t forget to spread the word about the mix! Oh. And lastly, for frequent updates on mixtapes and music news/reviews, become a fan of my Facebook page here. Happy listening!

Tracklist:

1. Phatchance – Inkstains

2. MiniBoone – Cool Kids Cut Out of the Heart Itself

3. The Trivs – Survival Guide For Forgetful Friends

4. The Walk Ons – Forget You

5. Of the Red Sea – Easy

6. Washington – Clementine

7. Timothy Nelson & The Infidels – Sleeping Alone

8. Bang Bang Boss Kelly – Lone Rider

9. Mind Over Matter – It’s Not A Secret

10. Cults – Go Outside

11. Coptic Soldier & Miriam Waks – Why Suffer

12. Sensual Harassment – Fever

13. The Words – Got No Charm

14. Chase Nation – Come Home

15. sleepmakeswaves – One Day You Will Teach Me to Let Go of My Fears

16. The Shiny Brights – Not Too Old

17. Phatchance – Mountain Of Glass

Download

Size: 73.19 mb

Don’t know how to unzip stuff? Download 7zip here.
Don’t know which download link to click? I don’t know what .msi files are either. Do you use Windows? Try this one.

By the way, all these tracks are offered up with permission from the artists and their management. It’s all completely legal. Just so you know.