Friends of the blog and purveyors of sublime psych-pop music; Foreign/National are a band who we happily welcome back to the I OH YOU blog today! The Melbourne five-piece have just released the latest single from their forthcoming self-titled debut EP, which goes by the name of ‘Life Tourist’. This DIY-Magazine-premiered tune wastes little time to strike it’s chord with the listener – it’s an immediately identifiable hook which drives a sense of bittersweet, sun drenched melancholy. Having earned comparisons to the likes of Tame Impala and Vincent Gallo, it almost goes without saying that there’s a very distinct mix of styles at play throughout each (exceedingly) different production. Vocalist Mark Gage provides brilliant contrast to the warmer instrumental elements with strong, stark lyricism and biting wit amongst the swirling fray.
Foreign/National are set to release their self-titled debut EP in mid September through Downtime.