FANCY AN OLD-TIMEY TWIST WITH SOME STOMPING AUSSIE-MADE AMERICANA? COME TRAIPSE THE PERILS OF MODERN ANXIETIES WITH THE BRAND NEW SINGLE 'FOMO' FROM MELBOURNE DUO GREAT AUNT.
Increasingly known for their dabbles with melancholic charm and bluegrass persuasions, Great Aunt (aka songwriters Megan Bird and Chelsea Allen) have extensively honed their sound since forming back in 2016, forging sparsely rich sonic tapestries that jolt you with their raw refrains and coat your ears like a finely aged whiskey on a rainy winter's eve.
Following on from a whirlwind run of recent live shows (including the likes of Tamworth Country Music Festival and Groundwater Country Music Festival) plus a huge 2018 with their debut EP release last August, Great Aunt have now set their sights on their self-recorded debut full-length 'So Not Right Now' due out in November by releasing the album's first single 'FOMO' this week.
Toying with a heady mix of a wailing steel-body resonator, growling double bass and a beat that'll rattle the rafters, 'FOMO' instrumentally springs to mind days gone by; of speakeasies and tumbleweeds rolling in America's deep south. But this ain't no hoedown and Great Aunt aren't just here to throw down old-timey tones, instead throwing a sharply modern twist to proceedings with their whispered vocals covering the titular modern acronym - the fear of missing out.
Whipping up a release that comfortably blends simplistically bold modern-Americana with contemporary anxieties of craving validation and purpose, 'FOMO' is a captivating homage and expansion on traditional folk genres, and one that signals some significant excitement ahead from the ladies and their upcoming debut album.
'FOMO' officially drops this Friday 5th July, but you can catch it ahead of its release exclusively below on The Soundcheck.
For pre-orders and all Great Aunt info, head HERE. Plus, you can grab Great Aunt hitting the road this month to celebrate their brand new track, tour info below!
BY TIANA SPETER