Hollow Everdaze Press Assets
Photo Credit: Matt Neumann
- US press: Sophie Gilchrist at Force Field PR
Soaked in woozy twang and Myles Anderson’s signature swooning violin, ‘Still Ticking’ is the first single taken from Hollow Everdaze’s bewitching debut album. The song perfectly captures the Victorian indie rock ensemble’s delicate melodic layering. Produced by John Lee (The Ocean Party, Lost Animal), ‘Still Ticking’ reintroduces frontman Daniel Baulch’s raspy romanticism and Sixties-style craftsmanship.
Due for release in June via Deaf Ambitions, the album follows 2015’s acclaimed single ‘Last Laugh’, prized support slots with The War on Drugs and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and a series of audio-visual collaborations with Jason Galea, who’s worked with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard on numerous videos, album sleeves, and posters.
As forecast by the reverbed lushness of their breakthrough 2015 single ‘Last Laugh’, Hollow Everdaze’s long-time-coming debut album ‘Cartoons’ is a stunning new statement for a band that’s been reimagining psychedelic pop from the start.
While deeply schooled in the classics – from the Rubber Soul balladry of ‘Still Ticking’ to the jaunty orchestral layering of ‘Running Away’ – the Western Victoria five-piece have arrived at something remarkably fresh. Combining distorted guitar hooks and sighing strings with blissful electronics and heady jam-outs, these songs are sweetly catchy yet quietly adventurous. Surf-tinged British Invasion (‘Catastrophe’), pleading indie pop (‘Same Old Story’), and free-wheeling psych (‘Flat Battery’) all commingle beautifully, with every track housing vivid contrasts of glistening brightness and rainy-day gloom.
Founded by singer/songwriter/guitarist Daniel Baulch and bassist Jackson Kay, Hollow Everdaze thrive on the interplay between those members and Myles Anderson (violin), James Turner (drums), and Dylan Young (keyboards). The violin and keys lend a mind-bending immersion to the album, while sumptuous extras like cello and vocal harmonies complete a picture realised in the studio with rising Melbourne producer John Lee (The Ocean Party, Lost Animal).
Having shared the stage with such indie institutions as The War on Drugs, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Wavves, and American Football, Hollow Everdaze recently tested their new material with a month-long residency at The Tote. Now it’s ready to share with the world at large, in all its mood-swinging grandeur.
Deaf Ambitions Records
Street Date: June 23, 2017
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Photo Credits: Matt Neumann