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Ben Salter

Posted 22 Aug 2013 @ 1:44pm

I’d argue that Ben Salter is one of Australia’s most underrated songwriters in one of the country’s most underrated bands, The Gin Club. As the chief songwriter of that band, Salter has produced many fine, haunting tracks, ranging from alt and country rock to colonial era inspired gems. How Say You Love Me from the Deathwish album isn’t a hit I’ll never know.

Salter’s solo...

Posted 12 Dec 2012 @ 1:21pm

Ben asks Mike:

What is your favourite album at the moment / of all time?

Man, that's a tricky one. If we're judging using a system of "most plays at home" it's probably got to be Van Morrison's Veedon Fleece, which is strange because I don't really consider myself a huge Van Morrison fan. I find that album very soothing. Makes me feel like porky little angry Van has come into my...

Posted 6 Mar 2012 @ 12:44pm


It was a drizzly Saturday afternoon in Melbourne, perfect for an afternoon of melancholic yet inspired music from some of the cities promising young stars. It was the launch party of Ali E’s debut solo album Landless, and she'd brought along some like-minded musicians to help her celebrate the occasion.


First up were Elephant Eyes, a four-piece fronted by Kate McMahon...

Posted 8 Sep 2011 @ 9:24am

Ben Salter needs no introduction. Well, he might, but he shouldn't - dude has been a founding member of seven bands over his career: from the raw, hard rock of the Giants Of Science, through the more middle of the road stylings of the Wilson Pickers to the experimental garage briccolage of The Young Liberals. He may be best known to readers of Beat as one of the mesmerising frontmen of The...

Posted 28 Apr 2011 @ 11:42am


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