The Julia/Spring 7″ from Melbourne’s Lowtide will appeal to fans of the 80’s UK Post-Punk sound made popular by Chameleons UK, Echo and The Bunnymen and The Sound. The 2 track single melds the Post-Punk sound with 90’s Shoegaze a la Kitchens Of Distinction and Slowdive.
Spring sets the pace with a long, bass-driven intro of about a minute and a half before the repeated lyric, “One of these days is just like the other” and you have to wonder if they are referring to the different eras of their influences.
Julia, a cover of the late 80’s track by French band, Asylum Party continues the beautiful experiment of the 2 sounds with buzz-saw guitars highlighting the dreamy, harmonizing vocals of Lucy Buckeridge and Giles Simon, recalling memories of Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell.
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