PREMIERE: Dead Roo - Over My Head
At the very start of the year I saw 15 seconds of a Dead Roo set whilst watching RAAVE TAPES Instagram stories. It was 15 seconds that made it dead obvious that Dead Roo were a seriously good band. Today’s release of the band’s debut single Over My Head, not only cements that fact, but puts forward Dead Roo as one of 2018’s very best new bands.
There’s an immensely charming twang that skips along with everything Dead Roo do; a hint of country mixed amongst some solid lashings of indie and Australiana that sparkles beautifully. This dash of country ultimately results in a mashing of styles that builds a warm and welcoming platform from which lead vocalist Jess Johns absolutely shines.
Over My Head is a 4 minute march that hooks you from the first instance of Johns’ vocal and beckons you to follow. At times reserved and others soaring, Over My Head, is paradoxical in nature but ultimately extremely considered in every instance and executed with a beautiful precision that makes its sleepy sound all the more remarkable. It’s slacker-country-indie-rock done perfectly and I am here for it.
Tackling ideas of public perception and the desire to know what people actually think of you, Over My Head, is a song about getting too deep into your head that is about to get thoroughly stuck in your head.
Officially out today, if you’re in Dead Roo’s home city of Adelaide you can catch the launch party this Saturday at The Gov.
If you’re not from really-really-goodelaide like me just be sure to follow along with all things Dead Roo right here.