PREMIERE: TEX - By Your Side
Hailing from Wollongong, TEX, are a two piece you are about to get entirely on board with. Washed in synth and summer sounds, Laundry Echo, is stoked to today premiere the duo’s debut single By Your Side.
With a keys intro that sounds straight out of the Donnie Darko soundtrack, it’s hard to not fall instantly in love with TEX’s debut single By Your Side. Immediately building out vocal harmonies, drums, guitar, bass and a plethora of layered sounds, TEX¸ are big sounding two piece that push surprises on you around every corner. Be that a guitar solo or a chorus that a band of their size has no right to produce. It’s impressive and ambitious song writing that has paid off in bunches.
By Your Side feels delicate and bold in equal measures as unguarded vocals are launched off a platform of musicality that feels considered in every sense. Outside of digging too deep into how much is going on at any given time, it’s worth simply stating that By Your Side is also just a straight up great song. It’s catchy, it’s clean and it’s going to get stuck in your head.
Written around communication break down with a loved one, multi-instrumentalist Romie Olivares-Panucci, when asked of the song’s meaning states:
"The song is about when you really love someone and just admire them in all ways but it’s hard to get that message across to them because of just not being able to communicate very well... I think... That probably sounds heaps dumb... There’s probably more meaning to it than I’m aware of."
As a first offering, By Your Side, is nothing short of remarkable. I couldn’t be more excited by this brilliant new band.