After pricking the ears and captivating genuine music lovers across the globe with Too Late For Love, the self-described “Rock Band Brisbane” Babganouj return with another slice of indie-pop gold called Bluff. Building beautifully in just under three minutes, it’s Harriette Pilbeam’s vocal taking the lead this time around, yearning sentimentally about love unrequited delivered with astonoshing restraint. Upon its first play, triple j’s Dom Alessio tweeted: “The film clip for this song really needs Winona Ryder & Ethan Hawke in it” nodding to the incredible 90s sound the band has managed to pull this time around.
Charles used to play in Yves Klein Blue. Jack drummed for Inland Sea. Harriete and Ruby played for Go Violets. Babaganouj play almost-kitsch power pop in the vein of Australian classics like The Melniks and Smudge with inspiration from Creation Records and Flying Nun classics you’ve probably heard a few times before. The band’s first EP release Sife Lucks, produced by hometown hero Tim Steward of Screamfeeder, enjoyed radio and blogosphere attention with the band’s debut video for Love Loathe Love You similarly making rounds. Their March 2014 single Too Late For Love was produced by Sean Cook (Big Scary/Jeremy Neale) and received widespread support as well as being added to full rotation on triple j. Their upcoming single Bluff is taken from their forthcoming EP due to be released in October 2014.