Bryant is a fantastic lyricist: sophisticated, self-deprecating, super-quirky.
The ambling strut and slide guitar of In The Snow transition seamlessly into the banjo-laced swagger of Icy Faces and something else becomes evident – these guys are not here to play the same song ten times over. Although common elements permeate the record, fundamental feelings keep morphing – airy pseudo-funk (No Epiphanies), down-tempo balladry (Friends With The Night) and upbeat pop (Pray Tell), among other idiosyncratic stylistic staples. Standout track Bummer highlights two particular areas in which this album shines – firstly, it's a headphone listen. A tonne of work has gone into mixing and production, and the song's channel-hopping chorus “ohhs” are a prime example of how much attention to detail has been paid not just here but throughout the record. Secondly, you'll note that Bryant is a fantastic lyricist: sophisticated, self-deprecating, super-quirky. Which is really kind of a nice summation of the album
This week's new sets include music from locals Gurrumul, Josh Pyke and West Thebarton Brothel Party plus new tunes from The Maccabees and Albert Hammond Jr.