With a much anticipated album ‘Mostly Sunny’ due out on 16 March, Sydney’s Flowertruck have released a second single ‘Come Across’. As we noted in our review of Flowertruck’s first single ‘Good Enough For Now’, Flowertruck display a certain twee ingredient, a sense of innocence and a hint of gaucheness yet a divine mastery of melody, and this is even more apparent in the new release:
It is refreshing to hear an Australian twang just as it is refreshing to hear such an unabashed joyful jangle and bounce in the song. This song has a spine though – driven by piano but with an underlying distortion and a combative chorus. Singer Charles Rushworth says “The seeds of the song were spread when I realised I’d done the impossible and killed all of these indoor-plants that had been entrusted to me. It’s wanting to repair a relationship with someone while worrying about your capacity to do that. ‘Come Across’ is my attempt at an olive branch.”.
More than their earlier single, this song shows a tougher quality and a different, more punky side to the band while maintaining a certain self-deprecating larrikin sense of humour that is quintessentially Australian.
You can pre-order the album here and catch the band across the East Coast of Australia here:
FRI 6 APR | THE WORKERS CLUB, MELBOURNE
w/ Real Love & more TBA
SAT 7 APR | BY THE MEADOW, BAMBA
FRI 13 APR | THE BASEMENT, NAMBOUR
w/ Chakra Efendi & Felivand
SAT 14 APR | THE FOUNDRY, BRISBANE
w/ Sleep Club & Chakra Efendi
SUN 15 APR | NORTH GONG HOTEL, WOLLONGONG
SAT 28 APR | THE LANSDOWNE, SYDNEY
w/ Gauci & Dominic Brean
For ticket information, visit here.