It has arrived.... Hollow Everdaze’s long-time-coming debut album Cartoons is a stunning new statement for a band that’s been reimagining psychedelic pop since forming in 2007 by lead vocalist, Dan Baulch and bassist, Jackson Kay in their small town hometown of Bacchus Marsh in Western Victoria. Since the release of 'Last Laugh' we have been waiting for this to come through and thats why it's Rabbit Radio's album of the week.
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. 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, Beaches). Have a sneak peak listen, this long awaited LP is a new step for the band and an evolution of their music. Set for release June 23rd via Deaf Ambitions
02. Poisoned By Nostalgia 03. Catastrophe
04. Still Ticking
05. Never Going Back
06. Flat Battery
07. Running Away
08. Same Old Story
10. Out Your Window