We’re way overdue writing about All Mankind, a band of four raffishly good-looking Aussies who have transplanted to the U.K. and are currently touring Europe. All Mankind is poised to soar into indie superband ranks with its deeply spiritual themes, ability to span a full emotional range from vulnerable ballads to arena-filling rock anthems – and, needless to say, impeccable vocal and instrumental chops. The album was produced by Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks, Foals) in Liverpool, England.
We are in love with every track from their stupendously great debut full-length album “Simple Desire.” Here are some standouts for us. What are yours? Can’t wait for U.S. listeners to discover All Mankind!
“Hollywood Tonight” – Romantic and sexy with a swinging beat.
“Can You Hear Me” – An anthemic plea for spiritual insight and transformation (Aussie accent is presh). This song is climbing the German charts. CNN blogger Arjan writes: “It’s a solid slice of propulsive pop rock that has an undeniable mainstream appeal and is slowly but surely finding its way to the masses – like good music always does.”
“Lover’s Song” – We are mad for the hook and the layering on of sounds.
“Heart of the Universe” – An ecstatic romp.
“Break the Spell” – The debut single from the album grabs you with mystical, powerful hooks and a haunting chorus: “Only love survives”