Before 4ZZ could start broadcasting in 1975, a transmitter was ordered from the U.S. But after it was lost on the dock in New York, 4ZZ's chief engineer at the time Ross Dannecker built the station's first transmitter.
Kellie Lloyd, well known as the bass player in Brisbane's Screamfeeder, releases Magnetic North, an album of beautiful, haunting songs, pure sweet pop and at times heavy and dark rock.
The live shows have been stripped right back with Kellie on electric guitar joined by Branko Cosic of Tape/Off on drums creating a dynamic wall of sound. Kellie's recent Melbourne shows featured Clint Hyndman from Something For Kate on drums and in Sydney Kellie plays with Kate Wilson of The Laurels.
Kellie has played with Kurt Vile (US), Harmony, Sounds Like Sunset, Keep On Dancin's, Tape/Off, Jeremy Neale (Velociraptor), Kate Jacobson (Texas Tea), Valentiine. She was invited to play the 2012 Camden Crawl and Aussie BBQ in London in May and Le(park) Festival in Singapore in July.
Magnetic North is available worldwide on 12" vinyl (with digital download )or CD via my website www.kellielloyd.com and is available on all reputable digital download stores.
What people are saying about Magnetic North:
"Full of signature 'dirty jangle', cuts like the opening How To Get There and Foxes Down A Hole carry an unmistakably '90s indie-rock feel - hardly surprising considering Kellie is one of the genre's central Antipodean representatives ..." 4 Stars Rave Magazine, March 2012
"The 10 track album...is a sombre affair peppered with haunting hooks, sentimentality and otherworldliness" Rolling Stone, March 2012.
"....Lloyd unwaveringly holds her own as she shows off a range of styles from dark rock through to the highs of the pop spectrum to be released on forthcoming 2012 album Magnetic North." (4 Stars) Time Off Magazine 2011.
"Magnetic North is simply put, in a word, beautiful. It has a honesty and vulnerability coupled with a lifetime of experience that makes it a captivating, engaging, heartfelt listen."Conversationswithbianca blog 2012
"Lloyd moves from gnashing guitars ("How To Get There") to understated, yet loyal piano ("We Are Made Of Stars") without the album ever feeling choppy. It was while listening to "Constellations" and then "Your Heart is a Hunter" that I realized the power behind this album is not driven by a description of "major life events," in the sense that many artists will write break-up albums. Instead, what I love about Magnetic North is that Lloyd skips the grand poetic gestures and focuses on the beauty of truly lived moments." Music Snob Blog, June 2012