Touching on psych-folk and pop solemn and joyous, Mallee Songs recall more in spirit than sound, Palace Music, the freewheeling of American Water, and the damaged Americana of Jackie-O Motherfucker.
Drinking The Sea paints a picture with a rich mix of instruments - hushed acoustic, fiery electric, organs, and various percussive touches added for colour. Vocals are carefully balanced against this, unusually tender and restrained. Often letting the last word of each line fall into hesitancy or a whisper. A rare demand of intimacy on a record besotted with quietude.