REVIEW: Sex/Games – Diviney

 

Written by Jacqui James

SHAUGHN DIVINEY IS A  brave young singer/songwriter who isn’t afraid to mix genres together to produce an original sounding EP.

“Diviney” has released his debut EP Sex/Games since departing from the hugely popular and successful band Short Stack. Sex/Games has been very well received by the Australian public as the EP reached Number 3 on iTunes’ rock chart.

However, Sex/Games isn’t exclusively an EP full of rock tunes. Mixed by Mark Needham in Los Angeles who has worked with The Killers and Pink), alongside long-time producer and label co-founder Trevor Steel and keyboardist Sinj and co-produced by fellow Short Stacker Bradie Webb, they all definitely weren’t afraid to explore new genres to produce very unique tracks.

The title track Sex Games has an electric pop sound, and has an 80’s sound to it. Actually all of the tracks on Sex/Games mash several genres together with outcomes that produce tracks that are unique and more importantly their catchy.

The track Never Love A Wild Thing is the rockier track out from the six tunes on Sex Games with catchy lyrics and a darkness with a punk sound. Whereas Crying Your Eyes Out is a ballad which I believe has an Oasis influence to it.

Dance With The Devil which is a Bradie Webb re-mix is a really cool sounding track. Starting off with bells, piano and acoustic guitar then this thumping beat comes in. It’s something definitely fresh and so unique.

Shaughn Diviney is an emerging singer/songwriter to watch! He’s heading on tour in September. Below are the tour dates:

Diviney’s sites are:

www.divineymusic.com/

www.facebook.com/divineymusic

https://twitter.com/ShaunDiviney

www.youtube.com/user/shaundiviney1

 

Jacqui James

I'm an Australian author and music journalist from Melbourne. I've had articles and poetry published in several magazines and newspapers since finishing my Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing in 2001. In 2010 Gigs 'n Interviews was born. I launched it with my first big named interview and that was Vanessa Amorosi and then in 2012 I felt unbelievably privileged to interview Ronan Keating. I'm extremely proud of what Gigs 'n Interviews has become as it's seen as a platform for emerging artists and entertainers to be heard.

Looking forward to writing more children's books, I hope to change the wrong perception of children and adults with disabilities as I was born with Severe Cerebral Palsy (like Christy Brown who wrote My Left Foot). People can view my books at www.jacquijames.net

If you would like to know more about myself, please visit http://www.jacquirogers.com.au/

Thanks for dropping by at Gigs 'n Interviews

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