- June 30th, 2014
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Friday 27 June, 8:00pm.
$2 entry, free drink, and the night is being filmed – become immortalised on digital recording media.
The night is put on by the good people at the A and R Department who have been good enough to get behind the release of our single Caravan nationally and in Europe.
Slime couldn’t be more excited. Best. Strings. Ever.
Check out our gigs page!
Sat 24 May: Bald faced Stag, Leichhardt
Sat 16 Aug: DEADFEST 2014
“Where The Desert Meets The Sea will captivate listeners with its middle eastern tones mixed with unmistakably Prog riffs. . . The instrumentals on Where The Desert Meets The Sea are nothing less than majestic and are reminiscent of The Tea Party’s Transmission era built upon a distinctively Progressive foundation.”
Read the full review here.
“Layers, textures, spice and silk are just some of the flavours emanating from this arabesque rock group. Soft elegant yet intense and powerful; Domino will have you eating out of the palm of their hands”. See the full top 20 here.
Read the review of the whole gig here.
A simple sound check had punters creeping forward as Domino vocalist Erica Bowron launched into the bands signature Arabesque sound. Domino gave an explosive performance and several times throughout the set my jaw dropped and eyes bulged at this immense talent. Domino summon a mixture of seduction and mystique with their debut album Where The Desert Meets The Sea and showcased an epic amount of raw ability, substance and character.
Read the full review here: 4 out of 5 kangaroos!
Where The Desert Meets The Sea is the first full length album by the band Domino who are self described as Arabesque hard rock/progressive metal. That is a very accurate description of this very exotic and unique sounding album. The lead vocals are marvelously delivered by Erica Bowron and what a voice, Erica’s singing is definitely the focus and most important performance here. Simply magnificent, a true superstar. Her singing and voice is always perfectly suited to each moment and melody with some wonderful harmonies being delivered with fellow band mates Denis Custovic and Pete Kelly in particular on one of the standout tracks Sevdah, which has one of the stronger Arabic sound to it.
The whole flavor of the album is wonderfully consistent as the Arabic flavour flows throughout like a fine wine accompaniment, with plenty of middle eastern sounding string instruments and some quite beautiful Arabesque chanting you are whisked away to away another land of enchantment while all the time reminded of the hard rock structure and foundation keeping it all together.
If Erica’s voice is the direction and shine of the album then Simon Owen, Denis Custovic, and Pete Kelly provide the gutsy engine and rhythm to it all, with many of the tracks having a strong groove and even funk to them which firmly plants the album into the progressive hard rock category which is their purpose I think. What I alo like about this album is they know the sound they want to create and that’s exactly what they do create extremely professionally. The standouts on the album for me are The Hunter which probably has the strongest metal sound, with a great heavy guitar undertow providing a thunderous back drop to Erica’s haunting voice. Love the main riff in this song! The other standout is the pinnacle of the album I believe, Pirate Man. This epic song brings together all the great attributed of Domino, with light Arabesque moments, real emotion and gritty but beautiful singing from Erica and plenty of great metal riffs and drums to give a full and rich sound. Great song.
Where The Desert Meets The Sea is definitely a complete album, and by that I mean all the tracks bond well together and combine to create a theme and an overall impression and story.
This is a very enjoyable listen throughout and would have enjoyed more of the sound found in The Hunter and Pirate Man, however this is not a negative only my great admiration for those two songs in particular.
For those who like some complexity and beauty in their metal music then this is the album for you.