Sydney-rock artist Sam Marks is taking on classic Aussie rock in the modern era. His latest song Eventide is primed for summer. Like beers in the sun on an easygoing afternoon, his alluring vocals add layers of intoxicating warmth to this laid back rock track.

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If we could pinpoint the kind of voice that gives us a teenage-kind-of-crush, Sam Marks‘ vocals might just be it. His tone is similar to Pete Murray, and his lower register reminds us of David Le’aupepe – or it’s at least making us feel things that nobody other than David Le’aupepe has ever made us feel. He has a post-whisky huskiness that cuts through every other sound, and a tensity that slightly mimics Eddie Vedder or Chris Cornell.

It is largely an evocation of my time briefly spent with someone in San Francisco while travelling through California in 2018. The story is one of nostalgia, reflecting on our dreamy evening adventures through the enchanting city, most particularly, walking alongside the water from the Musée Mécanique to the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Eventide has a real classic Aussie rock feel, but there are also throw backs to punkier influences as he reaches higher in the chorus. As he sings of various water ways and harbour lights, we’re lulled into dreamy summer imagery as the reverb-soaked tune hits us with a similar kind of nostalgia as Evermore‘s It’s Too Late.

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Posted by Rebecca Costanzo