Brisbane duo The Phoncurves are back with their new EP entitled Heartstrings. With luscious vocal melodies, this group has already mixed it with the likes of Josh Pyke, Thelma Plum, Asta and The Paper Kites to name but just a few.
The lead single from this release is ‘Lover’, which uses electronic beats to hook you into the infectious melodies. The vocals are very sweet, and it is quite easy to mellow out to this song. Vocally, it sounds like Feist, who we all know and love from the ‘1234’ iPod commercial a few years back. ‘Heartstrings’ is the opening track on the EP, and sounds like Sally Seltmann could cover this for Like a Version. If you’re a triple j tragic, you may have just heard ‘Heartstrings’ or ‘Lover’ around the airwaves as it racks up more and more requests.
For a while now, The Phoncurves have been playing the supporting role to big name acts, but definitely watch these guys in the next six months. They are producing some lovely indie pop music. To be able to take the listener on a journey throughout an album or EP is a challenge, yet The Phoncurves have definitely achieved that with this release.
On tour throughout May and June, be sure to get your ears around these guys whilst it is still hip to.
Release: out now via independent release
Written by Tex Miller