Mate, this guy, Liam McGorry from all those bands, has done a bit of pop perfection with his DORSAL FINS project. The new track ‘Monday Tuesday’ just feels smooth, everything is in it’s right place, nothing goes longer than it needs, and those vocals, damn.
The vocals aren’t Liam’s though (yeah, I was as shocked as you – we’re not all Andy Bull I suppose). They’re Ella Thompson‘s, who you might know from singing with The Bamboos and AXOLOTL. And although that production rollicks along, and you’d be dead inside if you stayed still after pressing play, the vocals carry it – they elevate the track into something that resembles a real, drop-dead amazing bit of crafted pop music.
If you’re down in Melbourne also, then make sure you check them out – they’re playing two shows at The Workers Club (Wed 23rd and Wed 30th July). More details here.
Oh man. Sometimes I really just sleep on things.
But then you come across a remix of that track you slept on. And you go back and revisit the original as well as that super strange reworked version that one of your favourite bands have done and you think that perhaps you shouldn’t sleep anymore.
Dorsal Fins is the project of Liam McGorry (from Saskwatch fame). His solo work is a studio only affair and features the vocals of Jarrad Brown, one of his mates in that other band Liam plays in Eagle And The Worm. It’s rollicking, good fun, kinda classic songwriting. And Jarrad’s strained vocals add this real confidence.
The remix comes from King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard. Stu and Joey from the band are behind it, and have forced it into this drawn out, glitch filled, cave style track, that is still oddly reminiscent of the original. Really nice.