The rather brilliant dream pop maestros Summer Flake are fluttering their collective eyelashes at us on the eve of the release of their new album ‘One Less Thing’, with a double blast of goodness in the form of singles ‘Barnacle Bill’ and ‘Ordinary’.
‘Barnacle Bill’, accompanied by a simple performance video (interspersed by the odd intrusion), has a dynamic and thundering pace with its driving rhythms and delicate floating vocals as a fresh counterpoint:
By contrast, ‘Ordinary’ is a sparse track with dreamy vocals to the fore over spidery guitars and a naked beat. The almost nursery rhyme vocalising creates an ethereal fugue:
The singles are available to stream and download here. Summer Flake’s fourth album ‘One Less Thing’ is set for release on 24 February 2023 through Rice Is Nice. You can pre-order through the link below.
The album will be launched on 3 March, 2023 at the Curtin Hotel, VIC, with Mod Con and Lower Plenty – tickets available here.
Feature Photograph: Anita Shao