by Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 4 February 2009

Australian rock band, Fiasco Burning, play melodic, soulful music infused with off beat lyrical hooks and bursting with singalong choruses. Their debut album, Place, is a feisty, summery sound, described by their engineer as ‘chocolate rock’. We checked in with drummer Anthony Brookman and asked him what the hell that refers to: ‘It’s flavoursome, smooth, fruity, occasionally funky and occasionally sexy. At the end of the day, it rocks, but its not one-dimensional; it has colour and groove. The term evolved from a moment we were all listening to a particular take of a song, and Russ, the engineer, said, “Aah, there it is, there’s the sexual chocolate”. We all cracked up. It kinda went from there’.