If you’re unfamiliar with Jack and Seamus Fillmore, get started with ‘Learning to love the Fillmore brothers’, their latest 6 track EP. Usually, you’d start with the debut ‘A quick cuppa with the Fillmore brothers’ but a quick cuppa goes down better once you learn to love the Fillmore brothers.
Be cautious listening to the lyrics on this EP, they are brutally honest. Jack and Seamus understand who they are in the world, that heartbreak is real, that they aren’t the only dudes wearing black skinny jeans in band-rooms. They aren’t afraid to poke a bit of fun at themselves. Satire that boomerangs back. It’s brutal and it’s honest songwriting, falling in line with the works of Matthew Murphy (The Wombats), without making you feel pretty, comfortable or cool. If dancing awkwardly in the street wearing a bright tracksuit makes you feel pretty, comfortable or cool then scrap that!
Coastal at heart. The Fillmore brothers grew up at the back of Apollo Bay (Almost in the national park). They are the children of a native nurseryman and a highly respected surfer. They grew up just down the road from Oscar Lalor’s (Jarosite) also a keen surfer like the Fillmore’s. There’s something about kids that grow up in remote/coastal locations with a lot of time on their hands.
‘Learning to love the Fillmore brothers’ is best enjoyed Melbourne bound on June 21st en route to the Pinnacle, Fitzroy to watch them live.
Reviewed by Chris Hay