Ernest Aines Band





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11.03.2022 Port Fairy Folk Festival Port Fairy, Victoria, Australiat
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Ernest Aines Reviews

   Sleeping bag Studios jer@SBS July 18, 2022

Ernest Aines – “Yellowstone” – Single Review

There are a lot of folks out there that could learn a thing or two from this guy right here – Ernest Aines gets it…take your time, and do it right.  Make
the music YOU want to make, how YOU want to make it.

This is essentially crossover sound at its finest, and a completely flawless cut.  The reality is that, chances are, most people out there would
consider his new single “Yellowstone” to be a part of the Country genre, or perhaps a form of what you know as Americana… to
borrow a tried, tested, and true phrase for a moment here – I don’t like this…I LOVE it.

Admittedly, I’ve been listening to a whole lot of music lately that almost feels like the people making it had to add in every word & syllable into the mix –
“Yellowstone” felt like the complete opposite of that.  Ernest draws out the imagery in his lyricism & words BRILLIANTLY – at HIS pace…not some
crazy notion of what he thinks we’d want, or some rushed set of nonstop details that runs the full length of the music.  Not only does his method work
incredibly well – listen to how EFFECTIVE it is, will ya?  There’s not a thing about “Yellowstone” that is anything less than entirely interesting and
extremely engaging.

If I had to hazard a guess, I’d imagine that Aines is absolutely thrilled with how “Yellowstone” came out, and rightly so if he is – he should be…there’s not a solitary second I’d change about it.  From the true grit in his vocals & the intensity of the melody he sings with, to the stellar instrumentation surrounding him from the banjo to the beat, to the slide guitars & everything else in between – I’m tellin’ ya folks – Ernest has found all the right ingredients to cook you up something seriously special with “Yellowstone.”

Listen to the pace though..... that's where the magic is really on display, and rivals his uncanny ability to use melody in such an impressive mix of haunting intensity. You don't NEED to use every word in the dictionary to make a great song.... you just need the right ones, and to be sure of what you're singing about - the confidence you'll hear in Ernest's music & vocals is the real unsung hero of this song, 100%.

 Most of what he's singing about is really only a few words or a handful per line and MAN is it everything we need to hear or what? The metering, pace, and potency is spectacularly spot-on.... to the point where aines has set up a real challenge for himself to get as quality of a perfrmance in this song playing it live as you'll hear on this recording right here.  No joke ain't gonna be eay - that's exactly how perfect "Yellowstone" has come out in this version  you'll hear.... I LOVE it when everything sounds like it was meant to be! The lyrical imagery is as sensational as the way he sings it's an EXPERIENCE y'all.

As much as I LOVE the verses in this song…which I do, completely – I gotta admit, the chorus really does end up bringing “Yellowstone” to that next-level you wanna hear, which in itself is impressive considering how great this song has been the entire distance through to that point.  I’ll tell ya why that is though…to me, it’s not intentionally obvious, but it’s like the addition of the backing vocals came straight out of the INXS playbook for how to make the melody of the hooks achieve maximum results.  So yep…that checks out too – there’s truly not a thing in “Yellowstone” that doesn’t – Ernest Aines has ticked every box in all the right ways…and he’s genuinely made a massive fan out of me with this single.

Ernest Aines’ Rustic Beauty ‘Yellowstone’            
    Ernest Aines is an indie-folk singer/songwriter who made his professional solo recording debut in 2019 with the EP “Already Found.” That record introduced a skillful storyteller and guitarist with a soulful and organic Americana sound.

In recent years Ernest Aines has toured the world with an acoustic guitar on his back. The Melbourne, Australia native has travelled to all points of the globe; from Japan to the US, Germany to Brazil. In 2021, Ernest was selected by Sounds Australia as one of only 12 Australian artists for the Global Music Match program, which connects artists worldwide in collaborations. 

Over two years in the making, Ernest Aines is now readying the release of his debut full-length album “Spiral Bound.” Fans got their first peek at the record last year with the single “So Far.” The forthcoming album’s second single is finally here, after traveling a long road from its lockdown demo origins.

“Yellowstone ” is the brand new single from Ernest Aines, released worldwide via all major streaming services on July 13, 2022. The singer’s signature finger-picked guitar directs an organic ensemble of wood and strings. The heavy thump of a floor-tom beats at the heart of the track as a banjo and slide guitar paint the edges of the mix. Meanwhile Ernest delivers a soulful ode to the land of the geysers, inspired by a David Attenborough-directed documentary.

Check out “Yellowstone” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Songwriters playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. On July 20, Ernest Aines will release the song’s iconic video with scenes from Yellowstone National Park. Follow the links below to connect with the artist and get in the loop.

Review Post to Wire Posted on July 13, 2022 by DOUBTFUL SOUNDS

We’ve had some great new songs and videos to premiere of late and that continues today with the clip for ‘Yellowstone’,

the excellent new single from Ernest Aines.

Aines is a singer-songwriter from Melbourne who released his first EP, Already Found, in 2019 before extensively touring

the USA, Japan, Canada, Germany and Brazil and writing and recording his forthcoming debut album Spiral Bound.     

Yellowstone‘ is the second taste of the album, following the single ‘So Far’, and was inspired by a David Attenborough documentary about the

park and its stunning beauty which Aines says “struck him like a spiritual awakening.” The video captures that imagery on an impressive scale while the song itself spreads its wings as a hypnotic blues and folk mantra, built on foot-stomping, heavily rhythmic percussion and guitars that spiral and howl.
Aines has an emotive vocal delivery that, on this song, sits somewhere between Iron and Wine, Ray LaMontagne and The Black Keys. Recording Yellowstone was a marathon over two years.
Ernest started off in a bedroom studio at home in the lockdown of 202 and then layers were added progressively, grabbing studio time in betweeen lockdowns, delays, cancellations,  and complicated by the fact that Ernest had to move like a tumbleweed, seven times. 



PUBLICITY Australia Stuart Coupe