Interview With Far Concern
KALEIDOSCOPIC ANTIPODEAN PSYCH-FOLK FOR THE NOUVEAU DREAMTIME
We love EardrumsPop and everything they stand for more than Lego, lust and life itself and we’re proudly carrying on our collaboration with their monthly singles club. If you’re not au fait with the drill, here’s how we roll. Once a month – or sometimes twice if you’re lucky – they hand-select some bands and artists, usually with a geographic disparity and/or a penchant for the warm, melodic and fuzzy type of pop that makes your toes curl, and they release a free single through their eyegasmic website. This single is more like a double though, because it contains several original tracks, a cover which the band felt needed some love and attention, and some awesome accompanying artwork designed by the band’s favourite illustrator. Oh, and of course we then wrap a digital bow round the whole thing with a photo-intraview.
As you may recall, we’ve already had our ten minutes of fame with Tiny Fireflies, Paperfangs, Sometimes Always, Baffin Island, Alison Eales, Oláfachada and KooKooo Kitchen. Now Far Concern has arrived, saturated in colour, and ready for the spotlight.
Far Concern is Jared Davis, who, from his bedroom in Melbourne, produces warm and foggy folk music that is filled wih a fuggy nostalgia. His short simple melodies are embellished with lyrics about fantasy and nonsense and he shares Oláfachada’s boozy off-kilterness and the nasal anti-folk delivery of Jeffrey Lewis, whilst also bringing calypso xylophones, handclaps, egg-shakers and sun-drenched acoustics to the party.
You can download Snug here for nowt to dramatically improve your chances of smiling uncontrollably for three out of the next five minutes. If that works for you (it will) then you should go and grab the whole single package from EardrumsPop here. It’ll cost you a few microseconds of time and a squilla-half-of-a-nano-joule of energy, but you’ll thank me for it afterwards.