Australian alt-indie four piece Copywrite are preparing for the release of their debut single, Philophobia. The band started to record when they were just 16 at high school, and it was completed a year later. They describe Philophobia saying (it is) “a taboo but common fear of love. I found it interesting that it was always about the pain after the relationship, as I had always feared about losing myself to the point it would have to hurt. It seemed everyone who fell in love that I knew completely changed; almost accepting less of themselves and abandoning their ambitions, dying off to simply having a love of their life which I knew was so naive at such an age.”
The track itself has its roots in melancholy indie pop, led by these wiry guitar lines and descending bassline at the beginning, before making way for vocalist Luna’s lovely and sweeping vocals. It aches and arches along, sugared by these lovely backing vocals and with the kind of melody that lingers in your mind, and is certainly way ahead of what you might expect from songwriters of that age.
Their debut full length album, ‘A Heart of Glass’ is out August 11th. Mark it down as highly anticipated.