There’s a fresh blast of warm wind coming in from the west coast of Australia to melt the polar ice caps forming around Sydney Harbour (still recovering from the recent lightning visit of Backseat Mafia’s esteemed editor-in-chief). It’s name is The High Learys, and never has there been a more beautiful sound to leaven the harsh winter. OK, maybe harsh is a little over the top, although, in my defence, it has been the coldest winter down here in 20 years.

You can’t get more psychedelic than The High Learys, and the paisley just oozes out of the speakers and envelops you in a an embracing sense of fuzz and crackle.’Letters to Alice’ has a chorus that should be on prescription it is so addictive and catchy, and a wash of organ and guitars and cathedral harmonies that soar through your head. This is glorious stuff indeed:

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The single is released on 4 September and the band is doing a tour in Western Australia.

‘Letters to Alice’ Single Launch WA Tour
Friday, 21st August – The Rosemount – Perth
Thursday, 3rd Sept – Prince of Wales – Bunbury
Friday, 4th Sept – Settlers Tavern – Margaret River
Saturday, 5th Sept – White Star – Albany

The High Learys formed in Perth Western Australia in 2011 by lead singer and bassist Jamie Turner, keyboardist and vocalist Michael Nutt, Guitarist, Matt Williams and drummer Mitchell Benson. They have released one album, and a number of singles. Their single Clear My Mind charted at no. 1 in the AMRAP charts in 2014. They have toured internationally as well as around Australia.