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By Sean Palmer
From Here to Anywhere
Artist: Sneaky Sound System
Sneaky effort not so great
It was obvious Connie Mitchell's
amplifying vocals would eventu-
ally find the right niche. That
niche is the dance-pop candy of
Sneaky Sound System, an outlet for
Connie's booming vocals over
smooth synth lines and electronic
After two albums, Australia's
Sneaky Sound System ruled the
roost with crazily addictive songs
such as UFO and I Love It moving
the feet without any of the cheesi-
ness passing as dance these days.
From Here to Anywhere messes a
little with Sneaky's formula -- the
third album is built on stripped-back
house and vintage electronica pro-
ducing a minimal approach that
adds "heart" to an otherwise puffed
up sound. Opener Friends has a
French-house twist, while The Colour
and Remember are slick dance
songs with an air of sophistication.
The first single released by the
band -- the very European We Love
-- fastens itself to your ears even if
the chorus is overly repetitive.
While this is a solid dance album
overall with some killer tracks such
as the futuristic 1984, the collective
might and power of Sneaky's ear-
lier forays into dance has gone a
little astray. Good -- yeah, but the
album never really passes for
The Velveteen Rabbit
A boy receives a Velveteen Rabbit for Christmas.
The Velveteen Rabbit is snubbed by other more expensive or
mechanical toys, the latter of which fancy themselves real.
But one day while talking with the Skin Horse, the Rabbit learns that a toy
becomes real if its owner really and truly loves it.
The Skin Horse makes the Velveteen Rabbit aware that ''once you are
real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always''.
The following spring, the boy sees the Rabbit hopping in the wild and
thinks he looks like his old Velveteen Rabbit, but he never knows that it
Where: The Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre
When: From January 12 to 21
Bookings: Call 6127 52700 or get tickets at the door
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