Right from the get-go punch of Vanishing Act, all the way through to the panoramic sweep of Your Kind Of World, The On and Ons have created another classic. Equal parts pop group and rock’n’roll band, they bring their greatest songs, their most swingin’ performances and more hooks than a tackle box to this record. It’ll make you want to run. Really fast. It’ll make you feel the best you ever have. It’s The On and Ons, and they’re Back For More! - Mark Mulligan
"Menacing Smile" is The On and Ons new 6-track mini-album, the band’s third release on Citadel Records. Let’s call it Rock/Power Pop for want of a better term!
The On and Ons are based in Sydney, Australia and have two critically acclaimed previous releases on Citadel, 2015’s ‘It’s…The On and Ons Calling’ and ‘Welcome Aboard’ from 2017. The songs are written by Glenn Morris (lead vocals/guitar) and the band is rounded out with his brother Brian Morris on drums and vocals, and Clyde Bramley (bass/vocals). Expect guitars, melodies, harmonies, and hooks a-plenty!
A power pop/rock/garage combo with an impeccable pedigree, The On and Ons arrived in 2015 - launching their debut CD album, "It's The On and Ons Calling", on Citadel. Glenn Morris (lead vocals, guitar) and his brother Brian (drums), of The Zeros (Aust), toured Australia and the US in 2012 as members of The Paul Collins Beat. The On and Ons are rounded out with Clyde Bramley (bass – ex Hoodoo Gurus)
Following that successful stint they were encouraged to record their own album of Glenn's original songs. The resultant album "It's The On And Ons Calling" was produced and engineered by legendary Australian guitarist Dennis Wilson, of Khavas Jute fame..
The 11 songs are rock/power pop with exceptional harmonies and classic instrumentation, and it has been receiving rave reviews around the world. "It's The On and Ons Calling" is available from Citadel - order yours here: It's The On and Ons Calling from Citadel Mail Order.
Download versions are also available from the usual online stores, eg. iTunes and Amazon.
"Welcome Aboard" was released in August 2017, produced by Glenn and Clyde, and mixed and mastered once again by Dennis Wilson. It features 13 songs that follow and expand upon the sound of the previous disc with guitars and vocal melodies abounding, the band is aided and abetted by a number of guests including Richard Lane on organ, and Murray Cook on Fender 12 string.
It's now available to order here from Citadel Mail Order.