Solarium Down the Causeway

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Solarium Down the Causeway
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EP by
ReleasedAustralia September 2009
RecordedAugust 2008
GenrePost-punk
Length20:30
LabelZ-Man Records
Sony/ATV
ProducerPhill Calvert/Greg Ashley
Witch Hats chronology
Cellulite Soul
(2008)
Solarium Down the Causeway
(2009)
Pleasure Syndrome
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
RTRFMPositive[1]
thedwarf.com.auPositive[2]
Rave Magazine (Australia)Positive[3]
The VinePositive[4]

Solarium Down the Causeway is the second EP by the Australian alternative rock and post-punk band Witch Hats, released on Z-Man Records in September 2009.[5][6]

The EP was mixed by their long-time producer, Phill Calvert of The Birthday Party. Most of the album was recorded in Oakland, California while the band was on their US tour promoting Cellulite Soul.[7] The EP was recorded by Greg Ashley of The Gris Gris.[8] The album title is a loose reference to seeing people sun-bathing in the aqueducts of Los Angeles.[9] They filmed the video clip for their song, "Check the Center" in an Arizonian desert.[5] In a 2013 interview with the online publication Shanghai 247, font-man and primary songwriter Kris Buscombe recalled firing a 9mm pistol through the roof of the studio during the recording sessions of the EP.[10]

By the time the record was released in 2009, drummer Duncan Blachford had already left the band.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Stomach in Your Hair"2:06
2."Check The Center"2:21
3."Pleasure Syndrome"2:14
4."Fucking with the Atmosphere"4:46
5."Sessa (Son of a Silo Salesman)"5:02
6."I Am Parolling"3:41

Vinyl Version[edit]

A 10-inch vinyl version of Solarium Down The Causeway was also released.[11]

A-side

  1. "Stomach in Your Hair" - 2:06
  2. "Check The Center" - 2:21
  3. "Pleasure Syndrome" - 2:14
  4. "Fucking with the Atmosphere" - 4:46

B-side

  1. "Sessa (Son of a Silo Salesman)" - 5:02
  2. "I Am Parolling" - 3:41

References[edit]