The Expression is an Australian band formed in 1981 in Sydney by Jason O’Donnell and Steve Layton. Who will be joined quickly by Stephen Manassah, Steve Hopes and Tom Haran.
Their first single "With closed eyes" came out two years later in 1983 and for a first try, the test was quite successful. While the success was limited to Australia, the single did a good run in the local Charts.
The same year released their eponymous first album which, too, was to be a definite success in the land of kangaroos. Album which will also produce two other major singles "Decisions" but also and above all the magnificent "Total eclipse".
Two years later in 1985 the album "Conscience" was released, an album from which two new singles "Present communication" and "Small brave land" were extracted. The album, like the singles, would experience only limited success. Resulting by itself the irreparable decline of the group thereafter.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
With closed eyes 1983
Total eclipse 1983
Present communication 1984
Nothing changes 1984
Small brave land 1985
The story goes on 1985
1983 ... the beginnings of a small group of certain quality. As Australia was able to produce a number of them during the 1980s
1983 ... a BIG year 1983 with a plethora of titles and quality on every level. A group really packed with talent and which paradoxically will have gone down in history as one of the least known Australian groups ...
1983 ... admittedly, there is all the same a little 'waste' in their discography but the whole is still largely at the level which could have allowed them to break into the International in a more imposing way
1984 ... the year 1983 was particularly inspired and propelled the group to the front of the stage in a brilliant way. Not sure that the year 1984 is at the same level ...
1984 ... phew, we were afraid that the group would fall back into ease, and especially banality. Here comes a new title of more than certain quality and which allows them, once again, to show the full extent of their talent
1985 ... the group now alternates inspired pieces and pieces that are much less so. A career in seesaw which will somewhat marginalize them and consequently prevent them from familiar with the stars. Pity...