As we mentioned a few days back, Melbourne lads Loon Lake have released tour dates off the back of their new single ‘Cherry Lips’, but we can finally share the ‘Cherry Lips’ single with you.
‘Cherry Lips’ is really a step away from the normal bouncy indie rock Loon Lake have become known for, but I don’t mind their take on a new sound. I actually quite enjoy the more low-fi beat, and the pastiche of percussion with drums, claps and tambourine. The vocals are strong as always but with every listen I still get shocked thinking this is Loon Lake, it is definitely something different. Not bad, just different, very different compared to ‘Bad to Me’ and ‘In the Summer’.
Yet, I can’t help but feel the song could have really taken off if there was a more pronounced soaring guitar riff at the end of the chorus. It has such a fantastic build-up for a guitar solo too, but perhaps that is just me being conservative and wishing for a return to old Loon Lake. I do get the vibe that this track will be able to be re-worked and remixed into some pretty fun indie dance music, in a similar vein to the way ‘Shame’ by the Cairos was remixed by Coach Bombay.
The boys are touring, so be sure to catch them and hear their new and old stuff, details can be found here.