It’s no secret that Australia produces great bands. From heavy hitters like Tame Impala and their spinoff-band Pond, to up-and-comers like Hiatus Kaiyote, Australia has proven itself to be a veritable gold-mine of sweet psychedelia. Sun Bazel is the latest to emerge from its sunny shores; providing us with laid-back catchy tunes to help frame our summer.
I stumbled upon Sun Bazel while tuning into Bandcamp’s weekly radio show with Andrew Jervis, and had to investigate. I was immediately transported by their expansive sound; heavy enough to hit home, but sweet enough to sink in.
Formed in Melbourne by Harry Hayes (guitar/VOX) and Jack Foy (drums), the music produced by Sun Bazel is more impressive when you consider that they’re a duo. Tracks like “Cloud Hill” are layered and complex enough for a four-piece, but were created by two dudes who wrote and recorded the entire self-titled EP on their own.
Released by Melbourne-based Breathlessness Records, the album flows seamlessly from subdued, introspective tunes like “Too Young,” to memorable and dance-ready cuts like “It’s Alright (Party Song).” Their debut EP can be downloaded for free on Sun Bazel’s Bandcamp page.