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Pretty Cool Monkeys
NT News Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
Ben Langford 30/05/08
It's not a great thing to say, but if the electro-garage band Cooperblack weren't in Darwin they'd be stars. The band will draw a fair crowd to the launch of their new CD "My Art is Bleeding" tonight. But with a unique sound so confident it borders on the crazy, and uber-modern blend of electronics, chords and high pitched languages, the hip cats of Melbourne or Sydney would pack into clubs to hear them play. Luckily for Darwin, the band's leading light, singer-songwriter Jeremy Conlon, has no plans to move away from his adopted hometown. "My Art is Bleeding" is a more rocking affair than previous Cooperblack efforts, a fact that Conlon puts down to much of it being recorded live. With Simon Kormendy on synthesizer and his madly wailing theramin, this is a local band reaching the heights of their powers. And the influence of the German drummer Oliver Budack is clear, with the album's opening track "Affen Titten Geil" among the more bizzare points. the song's title translates as "horny tits monkey", which apparently is a popular way for old-school Germans to say "that's really cool".


"Cooperblack certainly don't sound like your typical Darwin band. A blend of lounge, electronica, theramin and rock, it isn't what you'd normally associate with the 'top ends' music scene. The bands lyrics are just as leftfield. A kaleidoscope of ideas and themes straight out of art school; songs about German catch phrases, owning too many books (and not reading any of them), birds flying into windows, pop corn and more. Not a blue sky mine to be found among it." Mikolai, August 2008"


Jeremy Conlon is the main songwriter, voice and producer behind Cooperblack. Cooperblack started in the early 1990's, influenced mainly by art school sound projects, followed by classical music in the late 1990's whilst he was doing a degree in Composition, leading to electro beats whilst working with Australian DJ and producer DJ Tr!p. More recently this has culminated in a marriage of electro bass driven pop with Darwin musicians Oliver Budack, Mega Jess and Simon Kormendy.....when cooperblack rest, Jeremy and Mega are laying the tracks for Hip Hop group 2Cats 1Hat..lots of fun indeed!!