“I can’t stop listening. This takes you to many places. it’s exciting.” 4/5 stars – Claire Mooney, Triple J [About ‘Graceville’]
“A cool Muse/ Birds of Tokyo vibe I reckon…Sitting on the edge of my seat from start to finish.” 4/5 stars – Bridget Hustwaite, Triple J [About debut single ‘Change’]
“A lot of good ideas here” – Dom Alessio, Triple J [About debut single ‘Change’]
“Synth-heavy ride that has a strong Radiohead vibe” – Scenestr [About ‘Graceville’]
“Shimmering keys, heavenly strings, chewy bass lines and grounded drums, Graceville is a piece of polyrhythmic beauty” – Happy Mag [About ‘Graceville’]
“Strangely Enough is Australia’s answer to Django Django” – AAA Backstage [About ‘Graceville’]
Strangely Enough are returning in their genre-bending fashion, comprised of soaring vocals, polyrhythmic synths, rubbery funk bass-lines and solid grooves.
Long Time Coming (out March 27) is the third single from Strangely Enough and is the first taste of the band’s debut EP, set to be released in the coming months.
The band’s previous singles, Change and Graceville have seen support from MTV Australia, Triple J, Happy Mag, Scenestr, AAA Backstage and community radio across Australia.
Now, this new, lively track opens with glistening keys accentuating the upbeat as Greg Olley’s powerful vocal range gently propels the song forward before dropping into a downtempo, funk groove.
The layers of skanking guitar, funkalicious bass-lines, thumping drum-fills and the myriad of electronic tones work together to emphasize every down and up-beat. Olley’s graciously-sweet vocal tones and erupting cries have room to soar above the vibing beats and electronic-funk, collectively making it a compelling, body moving tune.
Olley explains the meaning behind the single:
“‘Long Time Coming’ is about how we define ourselves with a series of snapshots of our lives. A graduation, a wedding, a holiday; this is sometimes how we construct an idea of who we are or used to be. Sometimes though these snapshots hide that we are constantly on the move, passing on to something else and yet still the same person.”
For the release of the single, Strangely Enough were going to be performing Melbourne, Brisbane, Ballarat and the Gold Coast in April – these have now been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Thanks to Kick Push PR