Melbourne’s Children Collide are a solid piece of the furniture in the house of indie rock in Australia, producing some of the most enjoyable indie rock/pop over the last ten or so years. They have just announced the welcome news of a new album, the return to the live circuit and the release of a single, ‘Trampoline’.
All the hallmarks of that makes this band so dependable and vital are there: solid hooks, a thumping crunch to the guitars and a spaced out reverie.
Frontman/guitarist Johnny Mackay describes Trampoline as:
…an ode to magnetic, magical and emotionally unavailable unicorns who enter your life and bounce you into space once you form a connection.
A lot of this record we were thinking about Sabbath, The Stooges and Sonic Youth but on Trampoline it was late Beatles meeting early Smashing Pumpkins.
There is certainly a trippy psychedelic aura both in the lyrics and mix as well as as the solid guitars.
The accompanying video shifts between bland suburban drabness with its uniformity and bland colour palettes and the band’s vibrant colour soaked perfomance:
This single comes off the band’s fourth album ‘Time Itself’, due out later this year. You can download/stream the single here.
Children Collide have a massive live reputation having played sets at SXSW, The Great Escape, Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Groovin The Moo and the Big Day Out. They’ve performed countless sold-out headline shows across the nation in addition to dates in London, Paris, LA, New York and Tokyo. Following the release, Children Collide will perform a headline tour in Victoria this February with live bassist Chelsea Wheatley, who also performs as Chela. Details are as follows:
Saturday 20 February | The Tote, Melbourne VIC – SOLD OUT
Thursday 25 February | Sooki Lounge, Belgrave VIC
Friday 26 February | Westwood, Footscray VIC
Saturday 27 February | Barwon Club, Geelong VIC
Sunday 28 February | Volta, Ballarat VIC