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When I heard this track I felt like throwing up. IT’S THAT GOOD.

‘My House’ is the newest track from Axolotl and the latest single taken from their forthcoming debut album, set for release in early 2014. While the Melbourne five piece have previously supported acts like Bonobo and How To Dress Well, I think this track makes it very clear that these guys are prepped for some serious airtime. ‘My House’ is the closest thing I’ve heard to a near perfect pop track in a while. It’s a visceral, violet-hued pop number with the a bit of stage production chutzpah. Ella Thompson (The Bamboos) has some damn fine fixating vocals which walk the line between hesitancy and desperation here; her refrain reminds me a bit of Alisa Xayalith – or maybe a female version of M83’s Anth Gonzalez. The band have previously carved their way through some beautifully produced tracks so the standard of this doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. Last year’s Autonomy EP was an enjoyable slice of ‘dream-pop-nice’, but the backbone of ‘My House’ has way more grit (and bass). Also – HUGE chorus disclaimer on this one, but all intentions are good.

The band recently secured publicity and financial support from Arts Victoria to produce their debut LP. I get a really good feeling about this. Ready for the international music market in 3, 2, 1…

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