Sunday, 20 May 2018

"Suburban Cinema" - ALBUM TRAILER #1

Hey ! Here are a few sneak peaks at some finished songs from the 4th album, titled "Suburban Cinema", which should be out around August. Half of the album is completely finished and mastered, while the other half is still being mixed. For this record i have decided to go back to where i started - recording and tracking all of the instruments myself. With there being a break from playing live it just seemed the best way to get another album happening. It's been a challenge but has helped me re-connect with why i started making music in the first place. Am looking forward to releasing a couple of songs in the coming weeks and eventually sharing the album in August. All of the music was recorded at home, but i wouldn't call it particularly lo-fi. The first tracks, some of which you can hear in the trailer below, seem to hark back to the feel of my first album - though that wasn't really a conscious decision. Anyway, have a listen ! Cheers, Brendan.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

New single "Around The World" released Feb 3

You can now stream or download new single "Around The World" on the internet ! Check out your usual sources of music and it will be there. Here is the track on Bandcamp :



  This song is the first released from an up coming album that i'm recording entirely on my own at home. Most of the songs have been written but they're in varying stages of completion. I'd expect to be finished by April/May and look forward to releasing it not long after. Cheers Brendan

Thursday, 19 January 2017

New single 'Around The World" is due late January

Here's the artwork for a new song that'll be out by the end of January - more information soon !

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

New video for Backwards Down The Highway

Here's a new clip from in house director HW Wheelie - it combines scenes from Wim Wenders classic road movie Paris,Texas with the title track off our album.


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Upcoming Shows

Hey - in case you haven't heard, we are appearing in these locations :


Saturday Nov 23 Melbourne - The Public Bar
Saturday Nov 30 Canberra - The Phoenix
Saturday Dec 7 Sydney - FBI Social


Most likely our last shows for the year, so if you are in these places then please come out to see us !
Here's some kind words from 4ZZZ in Brisbane & 2SER in Sydney for our album :

"The Model School: Backwards Down The Highway (Packaged Light)
- A new full-length of dusty but heart-warming country rock from the Sydney band. Sort of like Wilco if they hadn’t changed. There’s something right and upstanding about staying the same, The Model School know it, and they’re doing it. (Chris Cobcroft,4ZZZ)"

"Blue Mountains resident Brendan Wixted must make quite a few journeys by car from way out west. His other vehicle - for his songwriting - has always been ripe with low-key melodic pop craft that slowly win you over with repeat listening. As The Model School, Wixted is back with his most freewheeling work yet, with a set full of classic, ringing guitars part cosmic part country that'll do great for any evocative, sweet and rockin' road trip. (Andrew Khedoori,2SER)"

And have a read of our "Citizenship Test" on Mess & Noise over here :

Citizenship:The Model School


Cheers!
The Model School


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Some reviews for Backwards Down The Highway

Thought we'd share some recent reviews for our album - here's a few :

 "Breezy guitars, violins and rumbling countrified rock puts the air in your hair and your elbow out the window. 8/10"
 http://www.tonedeaf.com.au/reviews/new-music/356621/backwards-down-the-highway.htm

"The Streets I Left Behind’ is a soulful and nostalgic triumph .... Reminiscent of Springsteen at his heart tugging best, minus the sax...This is guitar pop in its purest and finest form, and just one track off an excellent album." http://aussieplaylist.com/?p=3809

 "This album can only receive praise and good graces."
 http://www.undercover.fm/reviews/17791-the-model-school-backwards-down-the-highway

 Lastly - here's our new instagram account which at this point serves as a visual companion to the album, featuring lots of pics from the 2010 roadtrip that served as the influence for the songs on the record.
 http://instagram.com/themodelschool#

See you at a show soon - gigs in Melbourne,Canberra and Sydney to be announced next week !
cheers Brendan

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Coming up - LIVE : SEP 28 with Davey Lane & OCT 12 ALBUM LAUNCH !