Grafton Primary – ‘Relativity’ (mp3)
Grafton Primary are brothers Josh and Ben Garden from Sydney. Their previous track ‘Hidden Cycle’ rotated on lots of radio playlists round about last year. They’ve since recorded an album due to be out soon titled 2020 vision. ‘Relativity’ is so 80s in instrumentation, arrangement and lyrics I almost tuned the radio out, until it reached the bizzarely catchy hook of ‘we equal m c squared..’ ??? I can’t explain it but it’s a hook that would have worked twenty, thirty years ago, and thanks to the current music scene’s obsessions with 80s beats and synths is now working today.
This song reminds me of a childhood favourite:
Thomas Dolby – ‘She Blinded Me With Science’
May 28, 2007 12:30 pm
Whoa, so retro, so cool! How rad are those synth stabs? I was wondering the other day what happened to these guys… I saw an old venue ad which had them listed as playing.
November 14, 2007 2:00 pm
i shall be playing it the nearest back room ASAP
December 20, 2007 10:34 pm
Love this. Reminded me a little of The Fixx and Ultravox. The 80s was alittle naff lookind back, but ‘modernised’ and ‘doofed’ up alittle it sounds great. The grungy ‘2 guitarists and a drummer’ sound of the 90s was starting to bore me.
January 17, 2008 10:08 am
yeah Dolby’s the connection here for sure… quite cool.