Honestly, if you were to go through my posts, there would be an inordinate amount of excuses based around my lack of posting. This time, it’s pretty straight-forward. My girlfriend has been in visiting me in London and I’ve been far too busy being in love. I have no regrets. Sue me.
In that vein, I’m really not in the mood to listen to my usual brand of misery-laden indie rock. Instead, I’ll feature up some Australian power-pop for those optimistic summer vibes that have been infecting my life for the past two weeks. The immediate reaction to listening to this track is similar to the same reaction to records by Telekinesis. Wesley Fuller, who by the way has the best surname in the fucking business, channels the infectious indie pop that is perfect for fans of Chris Walla, Telekinesis and Cruisr.
Taken from the upcoming LP Inner City Dream, you can catch the rest of this album on September 22nd via 1965 records.
Press releases are hard. So many come into my inbox but, due to having a full-time job and a desire to spend my free time playing Pokemon, many go unanswered or even ignored. It’s not that I don’t care it’s just that you get so many. You guys are all so PR savvy these days! So, when I do make an attempt to foray into the mess that is my inbox, finding something as good as Low Chimes’ debut Sleepwalking is instantly gratifying and makes me wonder why I don’t make the effort more often.
This debut has the perfect opening. An irresistible guitar tone, the kind I attempt to find whenever I’m playing my own, begins a repetitive groove that becomes the lynchpin riff that singer Marianne Parrish begins to croon over with just enough variation to jar at just the right time. Like a surprise chilli kick in the perfect curry. The track is understandably moody as exploring an empathetic relationship with a former lover moves into existential questions. The single will be released April 14th, but if you can’t wait then catch them on the tour dates below. TOUR DATES
Headline tour dates:
April 6th // The Whiskey Jar / Manchester
April 8th // The Slaughtered Lamb / London
April 9th // The Prince Albert / Stroud
April 10th // The Bodega / Nottingham
April 11th // The Tin / Coventry
April 15th // The Art House / Southampton
Supporting Sam Brookes:
April 24th // The Hope & Ruin / Brighton
April 25th // The Borderline / London
April 26th // Zephyr Lounge / Leamington Spa
April 27th // Band on the Wall / Manchester
April 28th // Ramsgate Music Hall / Ramsgate
April 30th // Mama Roux’s / Birmingham
May 2nd // Gwdihŵ Café Bar / Cardiff
May 3rd // Thekla / Bristol
May 5th // The Cluny 2 / Newcastle Upon Tyne
May 6th // The Hug and Pint / Glasgow
May 7th // The Crescent / York
May 8th // The Cellar / Oxford
May 9th // The Portland Arms / Cambridge