OK, here’s a nice mellow track for Sunday morning for you! Sodastream is NOT a bubble making drink thingy but an Australian music duo of Karl Smith and Pete Cohen. The song Able Hands is the opening song from their debut album Looks Like A Russian of year 2000. Is that a bit racist or something in 2019? Smith is the singer-songwriter who mainly plays acoustic guitar and Cohen player double bass sometimes using cello bow too. A lot of critics have compared them Nick Drake before so wouldn’t bother to do that today, OK?
They formed Sodastream in Perth, Western Australia in 1997 but by 2000 they moved to Melbourne, Victoria and they have at times since then tour Europe and the UK but never did the based themselves oversea like some Aussies bands do. After a few more albums they when into hiatus in the late 2000’s. Since then regrouped for one brand new album in 2017 but have gone quite again, here’s hoping they do another new one sooner or later? Their whole back catalog can be found on bandcamp website linked here. What else? I remember seeing them a lot back in the day, they were bloody great live act even if they didn’t do much on stage other than just cut sick and play their wicked epic music!