SUPPORT FOR PREVIOUS SINGLE ‘LUMINARY’
“The Washing Line Economy’s ‘one to watch’ status proved to be correct.”
“This is an apt one for The Washing Line Economy crew because it’s breezy and sunny conditions all round. Load up!” – 4/5 stars
Declan Byrne – triple j (AUS)
“After dishing up a glowing set of songs on 2020’s debut album, The Washing Line Economy have hit – nay! walloped – their straps with this newie. It’s like a warm little pocket of indie-psych sunshine and it feels very them.” – 4/5 stars
Dave Ruby Howe – triple j Unearthed (AUS)
Premiered on triple j Unearthed’s TOPS program
Following the warmly-received release of ‘Luminary’, Perth-based indie-pop quartet The Washing Line Economy have just revealed their magnetic new single ‘Mirrors’ – produced and mixed by Nick Ireland (Spacey Jane, Dulcie, Butter).
‘Mirrors’ begins with visceral guitar and slapback vocals that combine effortlessly in a crisp mix, complimented by graceful drums and ethereal instrumentation. A polyphonic chorus highlights the band’s elegant chemistry, as reverb-laden melodies ascend amidst gentle textures of musical intricacies. Experimental motifs and meticulous dynamics accentuate the track’s iridescence, as the lyrical themes delve into sombre subject matters.
“’Mirrors’ deals with philosophy and wearing your metaphorical mirror to fit into society,” explains the band. “It also deals with doubting the continuation of capitalist society as the climate crisis reaches fever pitch and infinitely increasing GDP seems like nothing but a fantasy.”
Alongside the track is the picturesque accompanying video – shot by Jake Crawford (Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Great Gable, Death By Denim). Filmed in the Perth Hills, the clip consists of the band members performing the song in an outback aesthetic, lightly edited with cunning placements of mirrors in each shot. Featuring laidback exposures and inventive reflection trickery, the video clip is a direct yet buoyant nod to the title.
“Filming the video was quite a task but well worth it!” continues the band. “We grossly underestimated the distance of the hike to the quarry, so we ended up walking around 10km with music gear, mirrors and filming gear in hand!”
‘Mirrors’ is the second single taken from the band’s upcoming six-track concept EP ‘Charles Bonnet’, due for release on Friday, October 22. To celebrate the forthcoming release, they will be playing a release day EP launch at Badlands Bar in Perth.
Previous single ‘Luminary’ was heavily praised by the likes of Pilerats, AAA Backstage, IGGY Magazine (FRA), The Australian Music Scene, Unheard and Niche Music (JPN). It also received radio support from triple j, triple j Unearthed, Radio Adelaide, RTR FM, 2SER, 4ZZZ, 2RRR, SYN FM, Central Coast Radio and Radio Fremantle.
‘Mirrors’ is available worldwide now
THE WASHING LINE ECONOMY
‘CHARLES BONNET’ EP LAUNCH
FRI 22 OCT | BADLANDS BAR, PERTH WA
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