The Adults is a NZ version of a "super-group"...although I am sure the members would be loathe to call themselves that. Three very talented songwriters and musicians, with many years in the industry behind them, they managed to put together a great combination in 2011, with each of three elements taking turns at dominating the creative mix on their first album, "The Adults". They have since released a live album in conjunction with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (released November 2012). The Adults are: Jon Toogood (Shihad), Shayne Carter (Straitjacket Fits, Dimmer) and Julia Deans (Fur Patrol and solo). As part of the project they have also collaborated with other well-known NZ musicians such as Anika Moa, Ladi 6, and the Nielson brothers (Opossom, Unknown Mortal Orchestra). Today's song, "One Million Ways" flirts with monotony but thanks to a driving rhythm section, an expansive guitar and keyboard texture in the verse, and that wonderful melodic surge into the chorus, it works brilliantly as a great rock groove, that one can imagine being used as a soundtrack to a wide range of visuals, for many years to come. Superb production by Jon Toogood and Tiki Taane. For more information on The Adults, there is a very useful Wiki at the following link.
You can buy The Adults two albums at the link below:
The Adults - One Million Ways (Official Video)