Coach Bombay is back, got a new friend on the vocals, and finally dropped a new single called ‘Cool Thing‘.
Several years ago Coach Bombay released the poptastic, electronic gem that was ‘Beamer’ (amongst others such as ‘POPS’), and nobody is more excited than us that he has returned to the music scene. And what a return it is, with ‘Cool Thing’, being a refreshing, upbeat indie electro number. I love the vocals by Elle Young, and just the way this song brings such happy, and fun vibes to the table. Appropriately titled, this is a cool thing!
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.
At first glance, the name reminds you of Emilio Estevez’s character from the cult childhood movies, The Mighty Ducks. But a further inspection will reveal a closet musician whose indie electro tunes cannot help but leave you happy and calm (much like watching the Mighty Ducks).
Coming out of Melbourne, Coach Bombay is the brainchild of one man band Terry Mann, who writes, produces and performs all his tracks himself. Claiming his inspirations as ‘Sunshine, happiness and delusions of grandeur”, you quickly understand why its hard to hear a negative lyric or sound on any of his songs. Coach Bombay provides you with beautiful layered electric melodies and soft vocals that carries you away from city life to a place you would rather be. Although it is hard to find to define his best song,”Waterfall”, a particularly catchy number would have to be mine, as it is so infectious you cannot help but get you’re groove out.
Having released two EPs, received rave reviews from Triple J commentators (check out his unearthed page here) and a fair degree of airplay Coach Bombay has released his first feature length album “Pops”. Although not in the normal style, Mann released each track off his album available for purchase individually for those who couldn’t wait for the finished product.
Overall Coach Bombay cannot leave you but feeling happy, and is a great listen after a stressful day or if you just want to chill out with a couple of cold beverages on the veranda.