While perusing the pages of Texan independent music blog Austin Town Hall this afternoon we learnt that Adelaide, our hometown and incidentally Austin’s sister city in Australia, is the focus of the charming and sprightly new single from Melbourne jangle pop quartet Go Get Mum. Simply titled ‘Adelaide’, the ‘funny city just over the border’ according to national youth radio is an ideal fit subject wise for a band who relish, like we have to, finding beauty in the mundane.
Such is Garry Westmore’s joyously authentic vocal style, ably assisted in harmonic endeavour by Izzy Tolhurst, that even the bang on backhanded compliments are delivered with endearing sincerity and respect. As a result, it’s arguably the nicest and most informed song ever written about our much maligned and overlooked city. So overlooked in fact that neither ATH or Janglepophub, who premiered the single made even the slightest reference to the city. Both omissions were however reassuring in their familiarity.
Following in theme nicely from the transitory ‘Moving Day’ and the reflective caution of ‘Freeman’, ‘Adelaide’ is the third single to appear from their forthcoming EP, OK Now What, out March 20 digitally and on vinyl via Madrid’s Meritorio Records. As you listen to the single below, pre-order all the goodness here.
Go Get Mum (AUS)
From the forthcoming EP, ‘OK Now What’, Meritorio Records (March 20).
‘Adelaide’ is now playing in our New Pop/Rock Playlist on Spotify. Follow here for a constant supply of brand new independently released guitar oriented tunes of both the pop and rock variety.