New Noise Magazine is happy to get through the hump day with the exclusive premiere of “Without Saying” by Australian act Miniatures. Immediately upon hearing the first chords, there is a distinct and snappy rhythm embedded in the song’s structure. The drums keep a tight framework to the song’s pulse, allowing for the layered guitars to produce a hazy atmosphere with swirling progressions and vocal work that weaves everything together. The infectious melodies of “Without Saying” stand strong on top of the collected formations, showcasing Miniatures as a mature band with their own spin on music that is meant to leave people gazing into the night sky, longing for more. “Without Saying” is off of Miniatures’ upcoming record, Jessamines, out October 6th via Saint Marie Records.
“This was a collection of ideas that came together, with a strong hook and a surprising chorus change.” – Miniatures
Hailing from Australia, Miniatures have been crafting compelling and evocative tunes since 2012. New Zealand expatriates Ché Walden and Annemarie Duff craft cinematic and emotive soundscapes, wrapped around warm and welcoming songs. With the addition of Chris MacLean on bass, the band worked with renowned Melbourne producer Matthew Hosking to record their first full LP, exclusive to Saint Marie Records. Layering rich tones, beautiful textures, cascading melodies and angelic vocals, Miniatures build soundscapes that rise and fall like the ocean tide. Lush guitars wash over you until the wave of sound sweeps you out to sea. While swirling in a reverb riptide and drowning in delay, Annemarie’s vocals shine like a beaming light from above.