Think Ariel Pink, with a sprinkle of Whitney, and Rock & Roll Night Club era Mac Demarco. The group of seven are excited to announce a fresh album on the way.
Premiered on The Line Of Best Fit earlier this week, new single ‘Cactus Country’ is where you and and the band get acquainted. Dainis Lacey’s twangy falsetto flavours the album’s title track, peppered with synths, an earworm-like slinky guitar line, and a seagull sample. Eventually you get swept up in spaghetti western-esque technicolour…
I get a vision, my body’s bursting at the seams
I got the feeling my that fear ain’t worth it, is the key
From pitch shifted vocals, field recordings, super processed and layered guitar tones, and drum machines, Lacey says the scope for experimentation when recording was huge.
“The song is one of the least autobiographical, and more just playing a character – someone blind to a toxic relationship or lifestyle. The chorus is an awakening of sorts to this. It’s an over the top, melodramatic announcement of self worth, and a realisation of someone/ something’s bullshit.”
Rex Kane-Hart filmed and directed the clip, shot hastily at dusk on a weather-beaten Phillip Island. The quick frames muscle in on each other, culminating in a sequence of anti-parallax tableaux.
MEET THE BAND
Dainis Lacey – guitar and vox
Ambrin Hasnain – keys
Lauren Huynh – vox
Nick Kearton – bass
Jack Nichols – guitar
Steve Foulks – drums
Liam ‘Snowy’ Halliewell – saxophone
Following up from their 2016 LP “Dance Moves”, and sneaky EP “Gristle” made of album cuttings from earlier this year, their new record will be “Cactus Country”, and is available for pre-order.
In partnership with Osborne Again Records, the album will also be available on vinyl.
2. Cactus Country
3. The Beat
4. Loose Grips
8. Nowhere To Run
9. Golden Nights
10. Twin Turbo
Out October 26th
NICE WORDS FOR COOL SOUNDS
“Dance Moves is one of those near-perfect albums, packed with great, well-executed pop moments.” – 4ZZZ
“Dance Moves (is) a gorgeous, cohesive blueprint of enveloping pop… The straddling of the line between jangle and post new wave synth pop with lounge jazz stylings is adeptly handled.” – Indie30, AOTW
(On Gristle) “I’m stuck on the feels with the final tune, “Grudge.” While the pop sensibility is prevalent, the track almost wobbles due to the production, muddying up the polish and churning out an intoxicating mood.“ – Austin Town Hall
“Dance Moves is an intensely evocative album.“ – When You Motor Away