Dripping with an early The Cure vibe but infused with a Ride-like wall of harmony and jangling guitars, the new single from Brisbane’s Local Authority, ‘Oil Rigs’, is an absolute delight. With a cold, clinical spine, the sound is leavened by the layered vocals that are haunting – distantly floating in a dream-like reverie.
Apparently recorded through multiple vintage amplifiers, effects and microphones, the result is a slightly scuzzy grunge that supports sweet harmonies:
It’s an exciting track off a soon to be released album through the inimitable Valley Heat Records, which seemed to have cornered a great deal of the musical talent in Queensland.
You can download/stream the single here.
Local Authority is the brainchild of Brisbane’s Jacque McGill. Aided in the studio by Dan Sparks (drums) and Erica Sunnex (backing vocals). ‘Oil Rigs’ was recorded by Brock Weston at Bedlam Studios. On stage, Local Authority are Jacque McGill (vocals, bass), Rhos Pridham (guitar) and Lachlan Andrews (drums).
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