SA­HARA BECK

Panacea (Cre­ate Con­trol)

The Courier-Mail - QWeekend - - REVIEWS - Sally Browne

With ev­ery­one rav­ing about Sa­hara Beck, one lis­ten to the al­bum and you will un­der­stand why.

Panacea, the Sun­shine Coast singer’s grown-up de­but, is an au­ral de­light. Here It Comes whis­pers its way through the door with soft vo­cals and plod­ding foot­step beats. With spooky child­like vo­cals la-la-laing in the back­ground, it’s haunt­ing and fun. Tap­ping

on the Roof, by con­trast, is a throaty, bluesy toetap­per. Spin­ning Time, with its trippy dreamy cho­rus, gets stuck in your head. Crack Bang Bang, which has a Bea­tles/Kinks oom­pah-vibe, is one of the most fun breakup songs you’ll ever hear. I’m in Love, on the other hand, is a sul­try-eyed love song. Most al­bums have one or two songs that rise above the rest, but with Panacea every one’s a win­ner. Un­miss­able live, she per­forms at The Trif­fid on May 27.

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