State of Things
Charlie Irwin - Vocals/Piano/Guitar, Tito - Bass, Corby Hewson - Drums The extraordinary truth about this life is that nothing is, or can ever be expected to be perfect. It is this overwhelming fact that makes it all so interesting. Never The Nines... Never the Nines is a songwriting and performing juggernaut. This prolific trio uses conventional instruments to deliver rock that is as reckless as it is careful and as honest as it is satirical. The group derives a piano driven alt-rock formula pulsing with groove and intensity, and layered with hook-ridden melodies. Tito (bass) and Corby Hewson (drums) form a concrete foundation for the music to anchor itself in. From solid grooves to distinctive experiments, Tito delivers a dynamic performance ranging from deep rumbles to warm melodic riffs. Corby Hewson is as comfortable with silence as he is getting a crowd to move. Fusing biting rock with jazz and focused grooves, Corby solidifies the music and gives each song a unique rhythmic edge. Charlie's piano playing evokes even the most subtle of emotions, moving seamlessly from thick driving progressions to sparse melodic movement. Charlie's vocal melodies float and soar naturally across three octaves. From bluesy grit to angelic falsetto, he delivers each song with the intimacy of a story told for the first time, every time. Lyrically, Charlie sings of the fragility of the mind (Out & Through), rare and riveting honesty (Liar) and the uncertainty of surrender (Saving Grace). The forementioned songs are only a few tracks from the new LP 'The State of Things'. Listen and enjoy the album.