“70s glam-pop revivalists Pearls stomp their way to the centre, not too far off from the tough-girl vibe of Blondie.” – Spin
“Leaves one with an insatiable need for repeat spins.” – The Music
“If Twin Peaks’ Bobby Briggs and James Hurley put aside all of their differences and started a band (inspired by the love, loss, and life of Laura), they’d sound exactly like broody three-piece Pearls.” – NYLON
Melbourne’s twisted glam pop-inspired Pearls have returned with double A-side singles ‘Come See Me’ and ‘Heartbreaker’ – released today via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records. Both tracks are taken from their second record due for release later in 2021.
Joining frontman Ryan Caesar and drummer ElliceBlakeney, Pearls have expanded to include new members James L. Payne, Sam Wass & Zoe L. Hunting.
In the band’s own words ‘Come See Me’ was “written by two people who had just broken up. It’s a tug of war between rude guitars and barbarous lyrics. A spat, finished resolutely in under 3 mins.” On the other hand, ‘Heartbreaker’ is about “being left bewildered in the ashes of something you thought was going to be with you forever but ends up turning you into a stranger in the eyes of someone you loved.”
‘Come See Me’ also features in the premiere of a new ABC TV / Netflix series Why Are You Like This – tonight at 8.45PM on ABC iview and ABC TV Plus. Created by rising comedian Naomi Higgins, Humyara Mahbub and Aunty Donna’s Mark Samual Bonanno, the show follows best friends as they navigate their 20s in Melbourne. ‘Big Shot’ from Pearls’ debut album PretendYou’re Mine serves as the opening credits theme song. Watch the trailer.