Teak
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  • Something Blue
    Genre: Rock
    MP3 (03:23) [7.73 MB]
  • This time
    Genre: Rock
    MP3 (02:45) [6.3 MB]
  • Looking for you
    Genre: Adult Contemporary
    MP3 (03:32) [8.11 MB]
  • Binders & Grinders
    Genre: Adult Contemporary
    MP3 (04:11) [9.58 MB]
  • Message
    Genre: Classic Rock
    MP3 (03:26) [7.86 MB]
  • Drunk & Obscene
    Genre: Acoustic Rock
    MP3 (04:53) [11.17 MB]
  • Can't Understand
    Genre: Rock
    MP3 (03:24) [7.8 MB]
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Press

Billboard said about the Teak album....
TEAK, “Teak”Melbourne, Australia-based quartet Teak may be an indie rock outfit, but its 11-track self-titled album, released in November 2010, ably meshes esoteric lyrics and memorable melodies with its guitar-infused signature. It’s no surprise that the band’s output has been tagged “thinking man’s rock.”

Album opener “This Time,” guided by vocalist/lyricist Steve Draper, has already garnered airplay at home on radio and online, with its smart hand-holding bid for trust: “Lift off your burden, I can help you open your heart and tell me all your secrets.”

And there’s plenty more where that came from: Edgy chant-along “Something Blue” and Elvis Costello-meets-38 Special’s “Message” are so catchy that they’re begging for breakout status, while pop/rock “Looking for You” makes a bid for universality with its waiting-in-vain message, a la, “I never knew the time when it was over, the way I burnt the kindness from your heart… I won’t waste another day.”

Teak also delivers a couple haunting nuggets, with contemplative “St. Cajetan” and album highlight “Drunk & Obscene,” featuring emotive guitar work from Aaron Ninness, in which Draper wags a finger, saying, “Where have you been and who have you seen/Did you look in his eyes, tell him all of those lies you’ve been telling me?”

Among many high points of “Teak” is how organically accomplished the band sounds—not too many bells and whistles, just good, solid instrumentation, fine vocals and arrangements packed full and creative without being nit-picky and overtly busy, as can sometimes be the case with unsigned bands. Teak knows its strengths and plays to every one. Now it’s time for them to do the same for a national, if not global audience.



Only Australian Music Album Review
They have managed to produce an album loaded with catchy tunes, accomplished musicianship and outstanding vocals.
From the opening song “This Time” to the closer, “St. Cajetan” it’s a guidebook for how to make a radio friendly album without compromising any of the heart and soul of a rock band.
Expertly produced by Warren Hammond of Penny Drop Studios, the album has a fresh, vibrant feel to it with the drums sounding particularly crisp and “up front” for want of a better term.
A lot of time has been spent perfecting this album, and it shows. Teak have given us all a wonderful album to enjoy and one which they can be justifiably proud of.
A few of the highlights are “This Time”, the albums opener and definite harbinger tells the listener where Teak are coming from and what to expect. The reworked version of “Looking For You” has a melancholic feel that the original version didn’t quite nail this well. “Drunk & Obscene” struck a chord in me from long ago, ’nuff said. “Loaded” has a wonderful expressive vocal. “Binders & Grinders” is a great ballad and worthy showcase of the bands dexterity. “Can’t Understand” would make a great second single.
Without wanting to take anything away from the other band members, drummer Greg Szymanski and vocalist Steve Draper really shine with outstanding performances from both.
Teak are at present a little known band who have produced a world class album which should see them earning some major attention.
This is the first album I have given 5 stars. The reason is that this is an album that will appeal to a wide audience, the genre is not specific, there are songs your mother will love and songs for the young and rebellious. To my ears, it’s perfect.

http://www.onlyausmusic.com/main/?p=5253

Teak album released
Teak have released their latest album which is full of diverse rock songs for all. Onlyausmusic.com gave it 5 stars ( the first time ever for any album )

The first single "This time" is available on i tunes

Avaialble from www.teak.bigcartel.com and Cdbaby.com

Teak are currently planning a tour to promote the album

See www.myspace.com/teakmusic or www.facebook.com/teakmusic for more info on Teak.

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  • Members:
    Steve Draper, Aaron Ninness, Mark Gubiani, Greg Szymanski
  • Sounds Like:
    Powderfinger, Nickelback, Foo fighters, 3 Doors Down
  • Influences:
    Foo fighters, The Church, The Doves
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    12/27/10
  • Profile Last Updated:
    10/09/11 14:31:26
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