Produced by Tim Fitz of Middle Kids fame, ‘Safety Net‘ adds another dynamic layer to Coconut Cream‘s catalogue, meticulously perfected with each chord, tom fill and subtle but captivating crowd interaction that has seen the band as regulars on the local live circuit – COVID-permitting – adding graduate headliner’s of the Lansdowne to their live music resume earlier this year. The result is a window into the cultivation of that hustle, now manifested in their debut EP, showcasing a dexterity to cater to alternate moods, energies and tempos with a maturity beyond their years.
Astari Mudana, Jasmine Tan, Chad Kennedy and Oscar Saran are Coconut Cream, who together breathe fresh air into their iteration of soaring indie-rock reminiscent of Stella Donnelly, Ruby Fields and Jay Som. Since first meeting at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, their connection formed over a mutual love of their craft, bonding quickly through jam sessions that soon turned into studio time. In the two years since, the four-piece have steadily drip-fed listeners with releases that have taken the band to stages shared with Spacey Jane, Middle Kids, IVEY, Annie Hamilton and more.
Intimate and personable lyricism runs deep through Coconut Cream‘s music, complete with a visceral ability that immediately transports you right back to those same experiences of your own with love and loss – a knack only possible from a writer both close enough ‘to it’ and removed far enough ‘from’, to be able to trace the idiosyncrasies of each moment with enough detail for retrospect to illustrate just as closely. This is what Coconut Cream strive to share with their debut EP, a bustling introduction that begs for more.
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Debut EP out 18 Feb 2022
via Broth Records
‘Safety Net‘ is out now via Broth Records, buy/stream it here.