SINGLE: I Never Saw It Coming
ARTIST: Miles and the Goodbye Men
Sometimes in life a little rain must fall, but the bittersweet euphoria that follows some of life's less-rosy occasions has always been a cause for some charming tunes, and the debut single 'I Never Saw It Coming' from Melbourne's Miles and the Goodbye Men is a shining little number that is equal parts sunshine and clouds.
Leaping out with a very firm nod to Tom Petty's 'The Waiting', the track welds together pop-rock with a touch of dreamy shoe-gaze into a hooky paradise - it's all clean-cut guitars and tantalising harmonies as frontman Matthew Miles laments against the upbeat melodies with lyrics like "I'm such an unpleasant thing when I live in my dreams".
Coming to life after Miles packed his Adelaide bags and traipsed off to Melbourne, Miles and the Goodbye Men have chosen a delightful way to say hi to the world with 'I Never Saw It Coming' - it's like a soft caress after the storm, and will be swirling around in your head long after the chorus has faded away. For more info on the band, head here (and don't forget to check the track out below!)
BY TIANA SPETER