The Majors – ‘Hello Columbo’ (mp3)
The Majors’ Facebook page describes them as ‘Brisbane’s fourth best calypso band’ (yeah, you didn’t know we had such happening scene down here did you?), but they’re actually a lot closer to our best garage soul pop group. If I was writing for The MX or something, I might say “It’s a MYSTERY why ‘HELLO COLUMBO’ isn’t already a hit” (cause Columbo’s a detective, see…) but luckily I’m not, so I can just tell you how undeniably excellent this track is. With ringing, melancholy guitar and naive lyrics delivered in a voice of complete world weariness by James Boyd, topped off with science fiction keyboards, this is a layered and emotional song that demands repeat listens.