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Looking into my crystal ball I predict immense things in 2014 for The Cairos. Like bigger than the pyramids big. OK, I admit, there was no aid of a crystal ball to help me with this prediction, but having just listened to their new single, I reckon things are bound to go gangbusters for the Brisbane four piece. The guys have been around since 2008 and have toured with some pretty notable acts like Julian Casablancas, The Temper Trap and You Am I. And now we can all anticipate their debut album, which is due to drop early 2014.

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The first single from the upcoming album is a rip-roaring beauty of a track, Obsession. It’s a neatly packaged ball of energy in the form of a solid indie-pop/rock track, which the boys are well known for producing. If this is what we can expect from the album then it’s going to be very, very good. The video for Obsession features some blood, too many close ups of raw meat, and some prisoners. It’s worth a watch for sure as it definitely covers the theme of obsession – potentially an obsession for raw steak, I’m not quite sure. The guys have been busy bees and have spent the past couple of months touring the country and playing their new material. If their social media pages are anything to go by, they’ve been lovin’ it.

What I’ve also learnt is that like pretty much everyone on planet Earth, The Cairos also have an obsession with the how to cook meth 101 TV show, Breaking Bad. They recently paid tribute to the show via a music video, where we see them re-work the BB theme song inside a smoked out caravan. They’re completely kitted out Walter White style, including the fetching gas masks. It’s a dark, jangly and murky number and has probably helped to fill the void for all those Breaking Bad fans that are currently suffering withdrawal symptoms.

These chaps are also getting into the festive spirit and are playing a gig at the Metro Theatres’ Christmas party, which is bound to be a riot. It’s probably a good chance to see the boys play some new material, which will help tide you over until the album is released. Already, 2014 is shaping up to be pretty darn sweet for The Cairos, and for us.


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December 5, 2013

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