PREMIERE: Foreign/National – ‘Paris’

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Foreign/National seem like a bunch of dudes who enjoy irony. I’ve never been to Paris, but I hear they’re all assholes anyway.

‘Paris’ is the newest track from the Melbourne five-piece, taken from their debut EP set for release in 2014. Previous demos (‘Life Tourist’, ‘She Told Me A Story’) are scattered with jazzy hooks and cooool percussion plucked directly from the EASY-LISTENING section of the Qantas in-flight entertainment brochure. Not holding that against anyone, I could use a holiday. ‘Paris’ on all terms, is a leisurely gem of a pop tune – cascading twin-riffs, killer drumming and some cruisy mellotron harping down the chorus line. Sounds like Born Ruffians and Air floating on a raft down the Sienne. Is that even ironic? I don’t even know. Vincent Gallo eating a breadstick.

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