Following the warm reception late last year of single 'Landing', Sunshine Coast-based dreamy rockers Fragile Animals reveal stunning new single 'Comedown', stepping closer to the release of their forthcoming EP - but more on that soon.
For the particularly observant followers of Australian indie music, Fragile Animals have proven to be a rare treat coming out of the Sunshine Coast and seemingly ready for the big stage. Since 2017 when they released their first single 'Signals' and subsequent EP Light That Fades, their star has steadily grown and led to this point. 'Comedown' precedes a full EP release and is a subtly hooky highlight of the piece with an uncanny familiarity that ropes you in immediately.Frontwoman Victoria Jenkins says of the song: "It was a song I’d sing in my head while I was gritting my teeth or dead-eye staring my way through my day job. It was written about how it feels coming down after something good happened with the band and having to fall back into ‘reality’. I seriously hate that feeling."
COMEDOWN [OUT NOW]
Their blend of melancholic indie rock has drawn comparisons to the likes of Wolf Alice, Tired Lion and Hatchie, while the dreamy vocals of Victoria Jenkins provides the deep substance. For such a young band, they've already shared stages with Violent Soho, Cub Sport, Dune Rats and Polish Club, all on the back of their debut EP. Certain songs from the EP found themselves airplay on both triple j and national community radio, while triple j Unearthed awarded them the chance to play at the Big Pineapple Festival.
'Comedown' is the second track lifted from their forthcoming second EP (due for announce in the next couple of weeks) and is yet another meticulously executed affair produced by local Sunshine Coast producer Elliot Heinrich (Ayla, High Tropics) at Heliport Studios in Buderim. It's simply the perfect follow-up to their previous efforts and subsequent achievements. It's anything but a retread of paths once followed. Instead, it's the graduation with flying colours every band looks to strike upon. It's a luscious layering of shimmering guitars with Jenkins' subtle yet hooky melodies at the forefront - part indie pop, part shoegaze paragon.
The first taste of the EP arrived late last year - previous single 'Landing' was the treat no one was expecting, yet it quickly and quietly stacked up 60k+ streams on Spotify, garnered some triple j play and, just recently, earned a place as a shortlisted semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. News in the coming weeks will include that of the aforementioned EP release and tour dates, but in the meantime 'Comedown' is here to provide the perfect soundtrack for any mundane moment that needs a lift.
'COMEDOWN' IS OUT NOW
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