PREMIERE: Paradise Club – Away
Having burst onto the Adelaide music scene in 2017, Paradise Club, have made their first release of 2018 a statement song; beckoning the rest of the country to catch up. Premiering today through Laundry Echo, Away is a song drenched in modern emo idiosyncrasies and hung to dry on a skeleton of indie shoegaze. It’s bloody impressive stuff.
Paradise Club’s Away takes all of 20 seconds to sweep you up in a bundle of remarkably clever song construction. Luscious guitars riff within one another, a rhythm section holds it together and a relaxed vocal lounges across the song. Away manages to sound busy yet spacious as no single element of the song overbears any other. It screams clever but never hints at arrogance or excess.
Lyrically Away touches on the nature of the modern relationship, contradictory and tangled, but manages to steer clear of any melancholy. Remaining deftly uplifting and light in it’s delivery.
2018 has already been a huge year for the band. Nabbing the spotlight as Triple J Unearthed’s feature artist, opening Adelaide’s Laneway festival, sharing the stage with Ali Barter and Horror My Friend and most recently landing the national support spot to hit the road with Endless Heights. With the release of Away, I can only hope that trajectory continues.
Catch Paradise Club live:
Friday, 27th April - Crown And Anchor, Adelaide
Saturday, 28th April - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Thursday, 3rd May - Back Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Friday, 4th May - Rad Bar, Wollongong
Saturday, 5th May - The Lair, Sydney