Jumbo Pets: Aquamarine Vinyl LPLPCBS013C
Label: Coolin By Sounds
Release Date: 7th April
This album is mid-90s MTV 120 Minutes as a band. This Brisbane band have made a record that sounds like a tape put together by a 16 year old in 1994 who has religiously collected every grunge, shoegaze, grunge, indie pop and melodic alt-rock band on the radio knowing they may never hear that song again.
For those who dig: REM, Cowboy Junkies, The Jayhawks, Velvet Crush, Matthew Sweet oh and of course Hatchie.
After years of super-catchy singles and EPs Brisbane indie-pop sensations Babaganouj have finally released their debut album Jumbo Pets, the perfect distillation of their enchanting trademark aesthetic! Featuring the triple-threat attack of Charles Sale (guitar/vocals), Ruby McGregor (guitar/vocals) and Harriette Pilbeam (bass/vocals) - aka Hatchie - all nailed down by the propulsive drumming of George Browning, Babaganouj take us on a captivating sonic adventure that veers between atmospheric dreamscapes, crunchy indie rock and bubblegum pop perfection with consummate ease
It's an absorbing journey of sounds and sensations that's both thrilling and immersive but beyond this ability to elevate above the mundane these are songs of genuine substance, for while the lyrics betray an emotional vulnerability above all else they portray real heart amidst their modern examinations of love, loss and levity