Single Review: Head Clouds | Black Ribbon

Ex Gold Coast crew Head Clouds, who now call Melbourne home, feature the heavy duty talents of local musical luminaries George Carpenter and Karl S Williams, in addition to founding member Jayke Madison and bassist Mariano Trevino. And these four ex-pats have delivered a scrumptious slice of indie rock/pop in the form of new single Black Ribbon.

Commencing with a warm and wistful guitar tone accompanied by the clearly emoted and melodic vocals of Madison, Black Ribbon heads off into an urgent canter around the one minute mark and doesn’t look back. Warmly nostalgic and underpinned with a melodically driving guitar riff, the track displays a few pleasing twists and turns along the way before increasing in urgency and blazing out without outstaying its welcome.

Literate indie rock illuminati Conor Oberst and Cass McCombs may be loose reference points, but the track has enough of its own unique smarts to ensure that Head Clouds elevate themselves above their influences and deliver substance to go with the obvious charm.

For a taste of Black Ribbon head over to Head Cloud’s Soundcloud page, you won’t regret it!

In addition, the band are heading back up to these parts for a special one-off show at the Soundlounge Currumbin on Friday 17 June, so be sure to catch the lads on what is sure to be a triumphant homecoming event.



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