“An organic, clean & soft new concept, just beautiful” – Vladimir Kossma When did the project
Fallon Cush is an Australian studio based band playing the songs of singer-songwriter, Steve Smith. Fallon Cush’s self titled debut was released in 2011 and was followed up by April in 2012.
The band grew out of a group of friends and friends of friends
Typically Steve Smith brings simple versions of acoustic guitar based songs to the band which are heard for the first time in the studio and recorded immediately without any pre-production. Arrangements are created ‘on the fly’ with the aim being to capture those elusive initial moments of creativity which are often lost over time. The bands distinctive trademark sounds has developed through this process and the use of vintage analog equipment with both albums being recorded and mixed within a matter of a few days.
The band has very wide and diverse musical tastes. Fallon Cush however plays Americana tinged pop/rock songs often described as being Tom Petty meets Crowded House.
John Lennons fearless solo work continues to influence the personal nature and honesty of Steve Smiths lyrics.
Hearing the songs take form in the studio from guitar and voice to full band in an organic process is what Fallon Cush is all about delivering a warm, emotionally engaging sound. Sitting back and hearing a completed track is always the highlight of any session.
The band recently spent a couple of days back in the studio recording their third album which will be released in 2015.
In the meantime Steve Smith and Suzy Goodwin will continue to play the occasional acoustic show in Sydney
What we don’t like is everything other than playing and making music. Fallon Cush’s only reason to exist is the music. It’s hard to imagine the band doing anything other than releasing music independently.
The only sacrifice is the cost involved in recording in a traditional recording studio but we believe it’s an integral part of the bands sound
The Nature Strip is our favourite Sydney band. Excellent and at times surprising songs, great musicianship and consistancy with two songwriters and vocalists make for a very interesting and entertaining powerpop band.