Drawing on the ramshackle melodies of the Lemonheads, the lo-fi drawl of Pavement and some of the self-deprecating humour of Art Brut, throw in some Velvet’s chug and Stooges sonics and you have a reasonable approximation of Scott & Charlene’s Wedding.
We’ve known about the band for a while, but it has been since the relocation to New York from Melbourne and the reissue of the sublime Gammy Leg from the outstanding Two Weeks EP that they have really caught our attention.
Next up will be their first new recordings for more than two years with the release of a new single, Fakin’ NYC, which in turn is taken from forthcoming new long player Any Port In A Storm (out July 22nd via Fire Records). The single is a typically ragged anthem of wry observation as frontman Craig Dermody reflects on adjusting to life in a new city, job-hunting, and feeling totally out of place as a security guard for a trendy wine bar. Sex in the City it ain’t.
Download it here, and check their first ever UK tour dates below.
And in case you missed it…
Those tour dates:
June 29 – Glastonbury @ Glastonbury Festival
June 30 – London @ The Garage
July 1 – Brighton @ The Haunt
July 2 – London @ Green Door Store
July 4 – Cardiff @ Undertone Bar
July 5 – Southsea @ Registry
July 6 – London @ The Victoria
July 13 – London @ East End Festival
August 7 – Liverpool @ Shipping Forecast
August 8 – Newcastle @ Heart Attack & Vine
August 10 – York @ Rook & Gaskill
August 12 – Hull @ Adelphi
August 13 – Leeds @ Wharf Chambers
August 14 – Colchester @ Arts Center
August 15 – Derby @ Hungry Dog
August 16 – London @ Yes Way Festival