Sand Brothers have just released a jangling, sparkling slice of antipodean summer with their single ‘Adelaide’. Containing a genetic core that tips its cork-ringed Akubra hat at bands like The Go-Betweens and The Chills, with an added pure pop sixties-inflected guitar shimmer, ‘Adelaide’ positively glistens and trembles with a twelve-string brilliance and mountainous melodies.
The lyrics have a poetic romantic elegance about them:
When I see you on an empty street
all the bells ring out.
Which one of us has the most to lose?
You know I’d pick you out in any crowd.
Won’t you put my hands back on the wheel?
If you kiss me once, I’ll know you’re real.
This is bright shiny stuff tempered by a little dusting of melancholy and yearning:
‘Adelaide’ is available through the link above and through all the usual download/streaming sites.
Sand Brothers is made up of a number of esteemed musicians with priors – Greg Walker (Machine Translations) and Rick Sands (The Night Party) along with Pete Cook (Yamamoto), Din Roberts (Kutcha Edwards Band) and Glen Scarlett (Oak), and the single comes ahead of an album ‘Too Much Sky’ to be released in the new year.