Listening to the Sunfruits debut EP, Certified Organic, it’s hard not to feel like running away to Spahn Ranch and joining the free love movement.
Sunfruits successfully manage to transport you to a whole other decade with this sun-pop, psychedelic rock, six-track EP.
The Melbourne-based band have comprised an album of both playful and serious songs while keeping a consistent up-beat tempo and melody that keeps you moving, no matter the message.
“Above the Clouds” is the first track of the six-track debut EP. It’s a foot-tapping, head-bopping, instant classic that really lures you in, with anticipation of what will come next.
On the playful side of the lyrics, its second track “Sunfruits” is filled with nostalgic imagery of purchasing Allens Sunfruits from the school canteen for just 5 cents each.
The fifth track “Flying Heat” has an infectious, satisfying melody that will be playing over in your head long after the song has finished.
It’s not all fun, games and nostalgic lyrics though. Sunfruits touch on the serious issues of social uprising, environmental collapse and willingness to change in its tracks “Forest” and “Change”.
“Whatever You Want” is a personal favourite track on the EP. It’s one of the slower tracks on the album but remains consistent with the overall upbeat tone.
If you are a fan of Nice Biscuit, Babe Rainbow and Bananagun then Sunfruits will quite literally be music to your ears.
Certified Organic is out now and Sunfruits will kick off their EP tour in Melbourne at the Cactus Room in Thornbury on February 14th.
Third Eye Stimuli Records
Reviewed by Adele Shepherd