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San Cisco
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That happy-go-lucky enthusiasm hasn’t been developed within this album and unfortunately that energy and sweetness is really what it needs.

Nov 16th 2012 | Label: Abstract Dragon/Cooperative
San Cisco forged a name for themselves last year with their catchy sing-song track Awkward, a witty, cute and simple indie-pop song which showcased definite promise in the young band. Back this month with their self-titled album, the lines between simple and boring have been blurred and the band have delivered a rather lacklustre debut.

There isn't anything overtly bad about this album; it's just that there's nothing particularly exciting about it either. In tracks like Fred Astaire, lyrics that are quite charming on their own sound jarring and rough when put to music. Jordi Davieson's distinctive voice fails at times to deliver the right emotional response and Scarlett Stevens' vocals aren't utilised nearly enough, creating a repetitiveness early in the album that sticks until the end.

There are some highlights on San Cisco – opener Beach embodies that playfulness present on their first EP and their single Wild Things' refreshing, attractive melody echoes the talent and promise of this band. However, the tracks are noticeably weaker than Awkward or Rocket Ship, and fail to completely lift the monotony of the album.

For a band that delivers great live shows, the key problem on this album is the translation from live performance to recorded track. The energy and fervor present in San Cisco's shows often makes up for the sometimes repetitive, naïve musicianship of such a young band. That happy-go-lucky enthusiasm hasn't been developed within this album and unfortunately that energy and sweetness is really what it needs.

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Thursday 23rd April

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

Friday 24th April

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

Saturday 25th April

Groovin' The Moo feat.
A$AP Ferg + Ball Park Music + Broods + Carmada + Charli XCX + The Delta Riggs + DMA's + Flight Facilities + Hermitude + Hilltop Hoods + Hot Dub Time Machine + Meg Mac + Northlane + One Day + Peace + Peaches + The Preatures + RL Grime + San Cisco + Saskwatch + Sticky Fingers + Tkay Maidza + Wolfmother + You Me At Six + more + Groovin The Moo

Oakbank Racecourse, Oakbank

Sunday 26th April

Groovin' The Moo feat.
A$AP Ferg + Ball Park Music + Broods + Carmada + Charli XCX + The Delta Riggs + DMA's + Flight Facilities + Hermitude + Hilltop Hoods + Hot Dub Time Machine + Meg Mac + Northlane + One Day + Peace + Peaches + The Preatures + RL Grime + San Cisco + Saskwatch + Sticky Fingers + Tkay Maidza + Wolfmother + You Me At Six + more + Groovin The Moo

Hay Park, Bunbury

Saturday 2nd May

Groovin' The Moo feat.
A$AP Ferg + Ball Park Music + Broods + Carmada + Charli XCX + The Delta Riggs + DMA's + Flight Facilities + Hermitude + Hilltop Hoods + Hot Dub Time Machine + Meg Mac + Northlane + One Day + Peace + Peaches + The Preatures + RL Grime + San Cisco + Saskwatch + Sticky Fingers + Tkay Maidza + Wolfmother + You Me At Six + more + Groovin The Moo

Prince Of Wales Showground, North Bendigo

Sunday 3rd May

Groovin' The Moo feat.
A$AP Ferg + Ball Park Music + Broods + Carmada + Charli XCX + The Delta Riggs + DMA's + Flight Facilities + Hermitude + Hilltop Hoods + Hot Dub Time Machine + Meg Mac + Northlane + One Day + Peace + Peaches + The Preatures + RL Grime + San Cisco + Saskwatch + Sticky Fingers + Tkay Maidza + Wolfmother + You Me At Six + more + Groovin The Moo

University of Canberra, Bruce

Wednesday 6th May

San Cisco + I Know Leopard

Charles Sturt University, North Wagga

Thursday 7th May

San Cisco + I Know Leopard

Charles Sturt University, Bathurst

Saturday 9th May

Groovin' The Moo feat.
A$AP Ferg + Ball Park Music + Broods + Carmada + Charli XCX + The Delta Riggs + DMA's + Flight Facilities + Hermitude + Hilltop Hoods + Hot Dub Time Machine + Meg Mac + Northlane + One Day + Peace + Peaches + The Preatures + RL Grime + San Cisco + Saskwatch + Sticky Fingers + Tkay Maidza + Wolfmother + You Me At Six + more + Groovin The Moo

Maitland Showgrounds, South Maitland

Sunday 10th May

Groovin' The Moo feat.
A$AP Ferg + Ball Park Music + Broods + Carmada + Charli XCX + The Delta Riggs + DMA's + Flight Facilities + Hermitude + Hilltop Hoods + Hot Dub Time Machine + Meg Mac + Northlane + One Day + Peace + Peaches + The Preatures + RL Grime + San Cisco + Saskwatch + Sticky Fingers + Tkay Maidza + Wolfmother + You Me At Six + more + Groovin The Moo

Townsville Cricket Grounds, Annandale

Thursday 14th May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

Solbar, Maroochydore

Friday 15th May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta

Saturday 16th May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

The Triffid, Newstead

Sunday 17th May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

The Triffid, Newstead

Wednesday 20th May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

Club 54, Launceston

Thursday 21st May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

Hellenic Hall, North Hobart

Friday 22nd May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

170 Russell, Melbourne

Saturday 23rd May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

The Hi-Fi, Melbourne

Friday 29th May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

Uni Bar, Wollongong

Saturday 30th May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

Enmore Theatre, Newtown

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