Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Indie alternative pop/rock
Most recent release, white lines and runways (2003)
The Bites turn out to be a pop-rock outfit, suprisingly radio-friendly, in that indie sort of way. In fact I learned they had a record out by listening to our new community radio FBi—I didn't know the song, but the voice was instantly recognisable! The band consists of three guitars and drums—no bass, they claim, although I could swear I heard one a couple of times. They sound somewhat like The Breeders at times, and there is this strong sense of "we're just a bunch of friends getting together and having fun belting the hell out of our instruments", but this is Kirsty Stegwazi and co. after all—they simply can't help making it all a bit different, a bit twisted, and a bit more interesting than your average garage rock band. (email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
white lines and runways is their debut
white lines and runways (2003)
2003—Dusky Sounds/W. Minc Productions—MWMINCD029
Recommended for indierock fans
Kirsty Stegwazi—guitar, vocals, piano
The opener "My heart, your heart" is the track I heard on the radio. With some luck it certainly could get a bit of airplay—and that would be the first for Kirsty Stegwazi! "Etwas neues" is done entirely in German for some reason. Why would anyone want to sing in German? Perhaps just to show they can...so she can sing, play guitar and cello, she could do stand-up comedy, and now she's a linguist, too :) With a name like Stegwazi, I often wonder about her background, but I never asked. A bit of mystery adds to the attraction, perhaps?
Contact: The Bites, c/o Dusky Sounds Management, P.O. Box 1232, Carlton 3053 VIC, Australia; firstname.lastname@example.org
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