Australian musicians have been climbing the ranks of American popularity over the past few years. Pumping out smooth, listenable dream pop from the likes of Flume, Chet Faker, and Tame Impala, Australia continues the trend with Sunbeam Sound Machine. Brainchild of Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist Nick Sowersby, Sunbeam Sound Machine’s recently released the lead single “Real Life” is off his upcoming debut LP Wonderer.
After dropping an EP last year, Sowersby teamed up with Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard) and Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, Oscar Key Sung, Banoffee) to produce Wonderer. A dreamy psych-pop release with heavy emphasis on catchy and repetitive lyricism, the layered quality of the record fills any space it occupies; be it headphones, bedrooms or live venues. “Real Life,” for example, rides on percussive swells of layered drums and swooning, repetitive vocals that distort reality. The kaleidoscopic new video for the LPs lead single takes the ethereal vibes to new heights as viewers are brought on a trippy tour of the Victorian forest.
Wonderer is out November 4th via Dot Dash / Remote Records.