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The Nature Strip


Sydney’s iconic power popsters The Nature Strip first came blossomed into existence ten years ago with the release of their album ‘Stars Turn Inside Out’, and they are celebrating this auspicious occasion with the release of an EP that remixes four tracks from the era (but not from the album itself). As can be expected, …

As ubiquitous as their namesake – an agricultural feature of suburban Australian cities separating private property from the road – The Nature Strip have assembled again to release another slice of dynamic, jangling pop filled to the brim with verve, melody and a sparkle as bright and illuminating as the afternoon sun. The lyrics, according …

It’s been a while since The Nature Strip brightened our world with their brand of quirky, intelligent power pop (last seen back in 2018 with the EP ‘Past Pacific’, reviewed by me here). In the intervening time, however, they haven’t really left us at all – John  Encarnacao’s Warmer project and Pete Marley’s Marveline project …

Last year, Marveline, the solo work of Sydney artist Pete Marley, released the debut album ‘Savoury-toothed Tiger’, premiered on Backseat Mafia. It was a pop powered package of good humour and mountainous melodies that really shone during the midst of the bleak pandemic year. Marveline is back with new material, and what a delight it …

Pure power pop harmonies leavened by a self deprecating sense of humour encapsulates the many layered charms of Sydney’s The Nature Strip. Their new EP, Past Pacific maintains an impeccable standard they have set since forming in 2013 and over four previous releases (Stars Turn Inside Out, 2013, EP Plainclothes, 2014, Presents, 2016, and Beetle …