26 September 2023

Hard Enough

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Reviewed by Ian Phillips.

By Selfish Sons, Kaos 2021.

Brisbane three-piece rock outfit Selfish Sons are new to me but they are quickly making a name for themselves on the Brisbane and north coast music scenes with their catchy, popish, rock and energetic stage presence.

They’ve recently signed with LA based management teams Connexion Music and Goodlife Management as well as independent label Riveting Management.

If all this management is on-board then the movers and shakers in the industry obviously see plenty of potential in the lads.

The band consists of brothers Jordy and Fin who met their third member Jonty in an audition room for a commercial when they were 18 years old.

The boys began writing their own stuff when, in their own words, they “failed as a covers band”.

However, they loved live performance and started gathering an enthusiastic audience on tours up and down the east coast.

The vitality that this single posses explains why they have quickly gained a fan base.

It’s well constructed and the boys understand the importance of providing space in the mix.

The introductory sparse riff gives way to a verse that builds to the chorus that is belted out which in turn leads to a nice interlude before returning to the chorus with renewed energy.

There is certainly enough here to show that the lads know what they’re doing and for the labels and management to see some money in them.

I just hope that the lads actually earn some themselves, with fees for three management teams coming out of the revenue stream before the artists get their share there mightn’t be a lot left.

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