One of the sharpest records to emerge from Aussie underground.
Brisbane quartet Blank Realm return with their most blistering release to date. ‘Grassed Inn’ (out 13/01/14) expands further the fluorescent pop leanings that shone through last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Go Easy’. The result is an album packed with soaring psych melodies, dark love-stained lyrics and one of the sharpest pop records to emerge from the current Australian underground renaissance.
Having moved on from their more open-ended experimental beginnings, Blank Realm have veered towards songs in the manner of late period Big Star, The Zombies, or Echo and the Bunnymen, all refracted through a grimy basement lens.
‘Grassed Inn‘ is a startling prospect, one that harnesses the spirit of the critically acclaimed ‘Go Easy’ and propels it into one of the most exciting experimental pop albums of recent years. A bold statement from one of the hottest Aussie bands today, ‘Grassed Inn’ perfectly captures the times with its dual celebration of glorious song and individual expression.
Check out ‘Falling Down The Stairs’ from ‘Grassed Inn’ below:
‘Grassed Inn’ is released 13 January 2014 on Fire Records.
Pre-order on iTunes.