Some songs instantly set the mood from the exact second you hit play. Don’t worry, I’m not talking about the Barry White kind of mood. I mean that feeling of jovial get-up-and-go. A quality found in the new single ‘Cherry Lips’, from Melbournian outfit, LOON LAKE. Just in case you’re still unsure of this band’s persona, they sum it up in pretty much the best way possible “We play music because it’s fun.”
The five-piece band consists of three brothers: Sam (vocals, guitar and keys), Sime (guitar and vocals) and Nick Nolan (drums), along with two of their mates, Dan Bull (lead guitar and vocals) and Tim Lowe (bass). Together they’ve formed a sunnier side to the Rock/Garage genre.
‘Cherry Lips’ finds guitar and percussion working in unison, creating that ‘turn up your stereo’ car trip vibe. The lyrics have a perfect balance of quirk and charm such as, “But it’s almost night time and you know that’s the right time to dance…” and “He calls you by your last name but he thinks it is your first…” Try as hard as you like but no head can resist nodding along when it comes to Cherry Lips. LOON LAKE’s new EP, Thirty Three will be released this year on the 3rd of August.
Oh and Sambo has made a clip for the track while they wait for a proper one to get made. It’s rad.
Words by Emmica Schlobohm.