St Novä Scene, Beck journeys with “Prairie Pass”
Philip Beckett “Beck” started his public musical career as a member of Australian Indie darlings Popular Mechanics in 1978, releasing an EP and single before moving on to Samarai Trash. The Trash played the Sydney Pub circuits, releasing 3 singles with Virgin Records (Come Out and Play, Tell Me and Samurai Stomp) the original band went its separate ways in 1986 with version 2 continuing for some time after. Samarai Trash played melodic tunes with influences from folk to funk, rock to reggae, and the catchy pulsing rhythms still underpin Beck’s latest offering “Prairie Pass”. The band played a reunion show at the Annandale in 2017.
Scroll forward to the ’90s where Beck recorded his solo work under the name St Novä Scene, including the original Prairie Pass recording, which was lost to the world when the Underfoot Records studio burnt down, flash forward to 2020, technology & a touch of magic have salvaged the recordings for release. The bird has finally landed in the right place at the right time.
Single & video landed April 2nd, 2021, check them out here: https://ffm.to/prairiepass