Brisbane’s Sweater Curse have just released the fantastic single ‘Close’, which has to be in my opinion one of the most bubbly, bouncy pop hits of the year so far. ‘Close’ has sky-high anthemic choruses, a certain indie pop sensibility and enough grit and grunge to be effervescently cool. And through the bubblegum pop melodies, there is a melancholia that adds an indelible poignancy. Think of The Lemonheads mixed in with a contemporary touch of Alvvays and a Phil Spector wall of noise.
Guitarist Chris Langenberg says of the lyrical themes of song:
It talks of the struggles within a relationship (friendship, general or romantic) and at times it explores themes and emotions of self-deprecating.
As a reflection of our times, the video is a masterclass in isolation togetherness with a Zoom clip bringing together the band with a host of fellow Australian musicians and supporters:
This is exciting and promising stuff from Sweater Curse who have been building up a momentum across Australia with support from the national Triple J radio station. The single is out now and can be downloaded or streamed here.
Sweater Curse consists of guitarist Chris Langenberg, lead singer and bassist, Monica Sottile and drummer Rei Bingham.