Following from the shoegaze-tinged sad-pop of previous single ‘Control’, their latest offering takes on a somewhat more breezy guise.
Though still solemn in its sentiment, ‘In Blue Skies’ captures the same wistful nostalgia of Streets of Your Town era Go-Betweens (even complete with a flamenco-inspired bridge section).
Dainis Lacey’s trademark croon explores the internal struggles of a stagnating relationship, floating among a wash of jangly guitar, lush synth and purring sax melodies. The dulcet strains of Sara Retallick (Palm Springs, Golden Syrup) add further allure, providing a dazzlingly dreamy backdrop to the chorus.
It’s an imaginative, enchanting stab at guitar-pop – one fuelled by finer feelings and delivered with bold candour. A refreshing and unique take on a distinctly ‘Melbourne’ sound that'll surely see this troupe go far.
Born out of the incestuous, and ever-prolific Ocean Party clique – which includes some of Melbourne’s most talented and productive musicians (Ciggie Witch, Snowy Nasdaq, Zone Out et al) – Cool Sounds are angling toward their first full-length record. With already two EPs in tow, forthcoming ‘Dance Moves’ is looking to be their most ambitious record yet.
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MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Aeron Clark, Edge Radio, Hobart (TAS)
Other tracks by Cool Sounds: Overgate
|Number Of People In Act||6 Piece|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||VIC|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Melbourne|
|Taken From The Release Titled||Dance Moves|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Deaf Ambitions|
|Media Servicing Date||2016-03-16|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||https://soundcloud.com/user5028882|
|Artist Social Network Page||https://www.facebook.com/CoolSoundsBand|
|Content Provider||Deaf Ambitions|