Resplendent in a coat of many chimes, the new single ‘Powerlines’ from Western Australian band Rinehearts positively bursts through the speakers and showers you in sunshine and joy. With a chorus that’s as towering and awe inspiring as the trees in the Valley of the Giants and a wall of jangling shimmering guitars, there is a genetic link to the sixties via the psychedelic touches of fellow Western Australian luminaries of the paisley underground (Scientists, The Stems, Hoodoo Gurus).
In fact their producer is the legendary Dom Mariani from The Stems, who says of the track:
Rinehearts are that rare band that you come across from time to time, doing their thing without a lot of fuss but with a true dedication and knack for crafting perfect pop. ‘Powerlines’ is just a taster of what is about come.
The evidence is incontrovertible: this band is electric.
To add to the heritage connections, Rinehearts will be supporting the Hoodoo Gurus (along with The Dandy Warhols) in their upcoming Perth gig at the Belvoir Amphitheatre Friday September 23. You can also catch them at RTR-FM’s In The Pines Festival Sunday September 4 at Somerville Auditorium, UWA.
It is the first single to be lifted from Rinehearts’ forthcoming, second album, ‘Full Bloom’, through Cheersquad Records & Tapes. Of course this label is run by Wally Kempton from another legendary purveyor of sublime power pop, Even. It’s a small and very entertaining world.