The Dumb Whales‘ proficiency in producing epic melodic indie standards continues unabated with their new track ‘Pollen’, which we are very pleased to premiere today in advance of its release on Thursday.
With instantly memorable sky-high choruses, this is a bouncy, effervescent tune that is filled with antipodean sunshine and optimism and a tongue firmly planted in the cheek – summer’s around the corner, just give me something for the pollen. A common refrain for sufferers of seasonal allergic rhinitis (to use the medical term) during the Australian spring.
The accompanying video is a slow motion shot of singer Phil Peers walking in the inner city suburbs in the bright sunshine. All is missing is the buzzsaw blitz of cicadas and the never ending traffic.
Dumb Whales are laconic, suave and so very, very good – think of a sort of Madchester jangle grafted onto an Australian larrikinism and you get the perfect picture.
Dumb Whales is fronted by expat British brothers, Phil and Lee Peers on vocals and guitars with Amy Chapman on bass and vocals and Shannon Radic on drums.
‘Pollen’ is out on 4 March 2021 and you can get it here.