Membership AC30/Poison Metropolis
Feb 25, 2021
The continued COVID-19 pandemic has performed havoc with many artists’ plans and schedules. However for Melbourne’s Flyying Colours, it is in all probability hit them more durable than most. Having introduced lead single “Goodtimes” way back to December 2019 then organized a European tour for the summer season of 2020 together with the discharge of their eagerly anticipated second album, the whole lot bought shelved.
Certainly, it is nonetheless unsure whether or not these exhibits will happen this 12 months or subsequent. However with each band and label itching to unleash the brand new lengthy participant, Fantasy Nation is lastly with us. Having put out their debut Mindfullness again in 2016, Flyying Colors took as a lot time as they probably may in perfecting its successor. Whereas the billowing soundscapes and luscious harmonies of Gemma O’Connor and Brodie Brummer stay omnipresent all through, Fantasy Nation is a extra laidback, and occasions radio pleasant affair than its predecessor. Whether or not that be “Massive Mess” and its summery grunge pop, shoegaze lullaby “OK,” or the delightfully woozy “Its Actual,” which borrows the melody from Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing within the Darkish” then coats it in shimmering results and dreamlike overtones. In the meantime, each “White Knuckles” and “Boarding Go” enterprise into acquainted sonic territories of yore.
Elsewhere, “Eyes Open” takes the cathedral of sound mantra right into a widescreen enviornment whereas “This One” shimmers and oscillates in an identical technique to Lush at their most precocious or Nightmare Air extra not too long ago. Quick and candy but incisively executed, Fantasy Nation is the pure development on its predecessor one would have anticipated from Flyying Colors. Here is hoping they lastly get to carry out these songs within the flesh someday quickly, as a result of that is the place the magic actually occurs. (www.flyyingcolours.bandcamp.com/album/fantasy-country)
Writer score: 7.5/10
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Common reader score: 8/10