What the Media have to Say...
"Thanks for sending us Mothership - just to let you know I liked it so much I played it as my opening track on my show Music With Spirit last Saturday. It is now in our CD new releases. All the best with the single."
Margaret St.Leger, Music Director, 2BBB
“It’s not often that a single reveals more than a taste of a band, but I got the distinct impression from ‘Mothership’ that Saints Of India have quite a bit to offer. The first, the lead single Mothership, draws from more of a rock influence with a hard driving synth, and a triad of clear voices which jump between 80’s and 90s power vocals respectively, in a similar vein to The Knife. There’s a great juxtaposition between Stu McCarthy and his female guests which draws you into the track all the more. This song demands that you remember it and it’s almost impossible not to.
Skip forward to Weakness, a track reminiscent of the sort of infusion between world music and beats pioneered by the likes of Thievery Corporation and Nitin Sawhney. In fact, I would say Weakness exceeds these comparisons, perhaps because it draws from the Australian school of being direct rather than becoming convoluted by unnecessary subtleties. That doesn’t mean this track beats you over the head so to speak; there’s no wall of noise screaming at you to notice McCarthy’s production. Instead, the Indian musical samples bounce happily along with the beats, which aren’t too bass heavy- a common pitfall in the genre.
This is a most promising release which reveals a diversity of talent. Stu McCarthy may be a man to watch in the future if ‘Mothership’ is anything to go by. I just hope he doesn’t side with only one style of track for later releases, and continues to explore the possibilities that fusing musical genres can allow electronic producers.”
(Ryan Winter, dB Magazine)
“I love the production and the vocals, it's very ‘now and atmospheric’.”
(Christie Eliezer, Billboard Magazine/The Music Network)
“Saints of India’s debut release ‘Mothership’ is worthy of repeat listens – it just keeps giving. Both tracks are quite different but equally generous. Well played Saints’ – looking forward to hearing more.”
(Australian Financial Review)
“Saints of India … sounds like some kind of Hindu Hip Hop crew!?”
(Serpil Senelmis, Triple J)
“We love it!”
(Projekt Inertia, WA electronic producers)
“Stu McCarthy is a clever lad! ‘Mothership’has arrived, sounds good and is out there and spinning now.”
(Andrew Khedoori, 2SER)