Pop Singles – ‘Overcast’

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Yeah so I’m in love hey. Not necessarily with Pop Singles, more so with my own youth and how familiar it feels after listening to this crackling vinyl release by Pop Singles. When I was a bored kid I’d ride my motorbike over to my buddies, buy a record and laze away the day in his garage. As we stared at the smoky shafts of sunlight, zoning out to the hopeless despair of Nirvana’s unplugged, we didn’t need more in life. Pop Singles have released their debut LP on Vacant Valley, titled ‘All Gone’. It’s a record that sounds honest, beautiful and warm but at the same time completely hopeless and desolate. Oh fuck yeah.

You can feel the reality and smell the dank. This kind of nonchalance could only emanate from uncertain youth, beauty and heaps of talent. Their live shows are no nonsense; don’t give a fuck, 45 mins of nostalgic pleasure. Comforting post-punk of a time gone by. Like hearing ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ for the first time. Stirring memory of misadventures, Pop Singles have a dark spunk that’s rare amongst lo-fi acts. A sound fashioned from shadowy guitar, deep clear bass vibrations and snappy drums united by vocals that conjure the emotions of a hazy experience you’ve probably never had. Pop Singles may think all this ain’t no thing but their sound is in fact, the real deal.

Get down to one of the ‘All Gone’ launch shows to see for yourself –

JULY 27 – The Tote (Melbourne)
W/ Dane Certificate + Constant Light + The Enclosures

JULY 28 – Good God (Sydney)
W/ Dead Farmers + Fighting League +
No Art + Danger Beach + Cat Cat +
Knee Chin + Family + Housewives

AUG 10 – Grand Poobah (Hobart)
W/ Drunk Elk + Go Genre Everything (Melb)

AUG 11 – The Metro (Adelaide)
W/ Fake Tan + Dogs Are Better Than Cats

AUG 14 – Black Bear Lodge (Brisbane)
W/ Per Purpose (7″ launch) + Knee Chin (7″ launch) + Nite Fields

AUG 16 – Terrace Bar (Newcastle)
W/ Housewives (Syd) + Polyfox and the Union of the Most Ghosts + Hell Setzer

AUG 17 – Brighton Up Bar (Sydney)
W/ Family + TBC

AUG 18 – Phoenix (Canberra)
W/ Cat Cat (melb) + TV Colours + Biscuits

AUG 24 – The Empress (Melbourne)
W/ Grand Prismatic + Little Killing + Autoportraits

Keep up to date with Pop Singles here – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pop-Singles



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