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The Golden Age

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Location: Sydney, Australia

Dallas Houldsworth - Vocals Guitar
Kat Harley - Vocals Guitar Synth
Jen Mitchell - Bass Guitar
Anthony Layton - Drums


The Golden Age are the result of a well executed accident. An experiment in punk rock between friends Dallas Houldsworth and Kat Harley which accidentally veered off the punk rock road and found its way to a place where the sounds of Pavement, The Cars, Sonic Youth and The Pixies reverberate, surrounded by echoes of The Lemonheads, T-Rex and Beck.

The Golden Age formed in early 2004 with the addition of Anthony Layton and Jen Mitchell, and within 18 months the sydney based band had done  2 appearances at Homebake and shows with Wolf Mother, Alex Lloyd, Youth Group, Starky and the Mess Hall.

Signing with inde label Red Recordings, The Golden Age released their debut album "Mexico City Bees" in November of 2005.

The distinctive sounds of "Mexico City Bees" is established with Dallas's cool lazy vocals on the opening track and debut single "Dirty Bird" and continues with songs wreaking of late nights with friends (Uh-Huh, Brand New Song).  In The Worst Case, Saturday Morning and The Best Inventions cruise along as introspective, almost musical soliloquies; heightened by Kat's brooding delivery of The Desert Song and the menacing Manage This.

We'll Be Here harks back to 70's drive time while the frantic New Distraction and the snotty title track Mexico City Bees waste no time leaving their mark.

Mexico City Bees is the product of a rare experience for a new band. Free reign in the studio and one guideline........What's wrong is right and most of the time it's better.

Equipment: Big chunky stuff
Debut album "Mexico City Bees" Released in Australia November 2005.
1st single "Dirty Bird" High rotation JJJ (National Station) #3 on the Australian Radio Active Chart 4 weeks in Alternative Chart Album of the week THREEDRADIO 2nd single "My Work Is Done" released February 14th High rotation nationally Rage, Channel V
Free MP3 or Video: None Listed Click Here for other free MP3 Downloads
Influences: Australian soap operas, mainly "Neighbours"

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