Straight out of Brisbane and seemingly via the tenements of London comes Velvet Flare with “Animal”, a visceral, angry stab of glam rock that has all the hallmarks of an Antipodean Suede. Singer Paul English has a soaring voice, complete with eviscerating lyrics, that moves effortlessly into a falsetto over a chugging guitar. The accompanying video is as raw as the music:
This is a refreshing blast of unadorned indie guitar music with all the necessary posturing and sneer any good rock song should have. You can get this and their earlier single “6 June” here.