Sydney band Victoria have today released a new single ‘Justify through legendary producer Wayne Connolly’s label Scenic Drive Records, and they maintain their momentum as one of the purveyors of the finest indie pop being produced in the Antipodes at the moment. The label supergroup is apt – this is a band consisting of members of seminal bands Youth Group, The Vines, Smudge and Songs, and, in a crowded field, they are slowly and inevitably nudging their way to the front with their unique brand of intelligent and delicate songs filled to the brim with melody and sparkle.
Victoria have also announced their debut album ‘Treats’ due out on 6 November 2023 and based on the singles released so far, this is going to be magnificent.
‘Justify’ is simply stunning – delicate and nuanced slice of pop with a thread of melancholia and a melody that is indelible and infectious. When the chorus kicks in, an injection of steel in the bones is detectable as the chorus rolls in like a thunderstorm, layers of harmonies in the distance creating something powerful and majestic.
Written by Cameron Emerson Elliot, the track is dedicated to his partner of 25 years, Jenny:
It’s me ruminating on the pressures (internal and external) to justify emotional choices made in the early days of a relationship.
The bittersweet tones bleed out in every note:
‘Justify’ is out now and available to download and stream though all the usual sites.
You can pre-order ‘Treats now through the link below, with all the current singles released thus far available to download:
– Cameron Emerson Elliott
– Max Doyle
– Alison Galloway
– Patrick Matthews