Out of the Garage - The Drunk Mums

Your weekly write up to the freshest and brightest music prospects around the land.

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This weeks’ column looks at Melbourne 5-piece - The Drunk Mums. The Drunk Mums are responsible for producing an enigmatic brand of 70’s style surf rock. The band gives off a vibe of being incredibly rough around the edges, but the instrumentals are still so very tight, with smooth and melodic lyrics that give off a pretty distinct ‘punk’ vibe. Their Unearthed Profile lists The Hives in the ‘Sounds Like’ section and its very easy to see the likeness.
The Drunk Mums currently have residency at Cherry Bar in Melbourne for every Wednesday in March - get down and support local live music.

You can check out their biggest hit to date, ‘Rubbing Your Gums’, below.


- Dale H

Album of the Week - II by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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Portland/New Zealand band Unknown Mortal Orchestra have done what so many young indie bands struggle to do and have improved on their self-titled debut with sophomore effort, II. 

In a short period of time after gaining worldwide attention with the oddly-named gem Ffunny Friends in 2010, UMO have released a Pitchfork fave debut album, toured the world and scooped up multiple awards.

With a style that can only be described as lo-fi, psychedelic rock, II is an album full of sweet melodies and scratchy guitars. Standout tracks are Swim and Sleep Like a Shark and Faded in the Morning which are laden with sweet hooks and So Good at Being in Trouble is my early favourite for Song of 2013. 

Listen to this record when you want to chillax or if you are driving to the beach on a warm sunny day.

- Aaron O

Out of the garage - The good morrows

Your weekly write up to the freshest and brightest music prospects around the land.

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This weeks’ column is dedicated to another Melbourne band (I swear we will expand our geographic horizons in the next few weeks!) The Good Morrows are a 5-piece band who play a psychadelic brand of indie garage rock that would not look out of place in the 60’s. Their Unearthed profile even lists their influences as being The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Stooges.
The band have just dropped a new single, Spaceman, a track that has already garnered the attention of the good folk at Triple J and adamNOTeve. Spaceman is an alluring, spacy and upbeat tune with chilled out lyrics and punchy guitar riffs. It is a song that jumps out at you and one that I am tipping will enjoy more mainstream ‘indie’ success. The only negative is its relatively short track length (a touch over 2 and a half minutes)


Also listen to their French inspired (and titled) track Je N’ai Rien A Dire for a more upbeat and epic sound.
- Dale H