Having toured with the likes of James Vincent McMorrow, Big Scary and First Aid Kit, before indulging in The Sleeper, the sophomore release for Caitlin Park, I was already impressed. Released in May, this album has been kicking around for a few months and was featured quite heavily on many media outlets. ‘Wake Up in a Whirr’ features thundering drum percussion and silky smooth vocal harmonies that to my ear draws comparisons to Thelma Plum in her vocal melodies and song arrangement.
From indie-pop acoustic guitar and some electro beats, I definitely think that ‘Hold Your Gaze’ will feature on my final list for the triple j Hottest 100 2015. It’s a rollicking soft melodic number that you should play to your mum. If you’re on the search for some nice Australian music that is original and fresh within the songwriting, then get your hands on The Sleeper. There are many layers to discover within the songs, so be sure to give each song a few listens.
Out now via Create/Control
Written by Tex Miller