When this first popped up on my radar, I genuinely hoped that it was going to be a Garbage cover. Can you imagine how sick it would be to hear Melbourne boys LOON LAKE mimic Shirley Manson’s saccharine purr, which came in at #11 in 2001’s Triple J Hottest 100?
Happily for everyone who isn’t me (and has better taste than I do), this was not a Garbage cover, but a head nod-inducing, foot-tapping jam full of swagger which fellow PURPLE SNEAKERS writer Emmica rightly described as irresistible.
LOON LAKE have finally released the video for this track and already there’s buzz about how high up this track will place in this year’s Triple J countdown (aka “The Great Barometer of All Things Cool”). It’s a candy confection of cute girls and helium balloons. Plus, there’s some pretty sweet moves being busted on the Colorama d-floor.
If you, like me, would like to put some cherry on your lips and shake your sexy hips to a live rendition of LOON LAKE’s infectious sounds, look below for some tour dates. Please be advised that you are morally and socially obligated to get your boogie on if you attend the show at Alhambra on the 17th of August – and I will be policing the crowd to make sure no one’s being that one dude/dude-ette who won’t get down.
Friday 10 August
Adelaide – Jive Bar
Saturday 11 August
Warrnambool - The Loft
Friday 17 August
Brisbane - Alhambra Lounge [BUY]
Thursday 23 August
Wollongong - The Patch [BUY]
Friday 24 August
Sydney - GoodGod Small Club [BUY]
Saturday 25 August
Newcastle - The Cambridge Hotel [BUY]
Thursday 30 August
Melbourne – Ding Dong Lounge [BUY]
Friday 31 August
Melbourne – Ding Dong Lounge [SOLD OUT!]
Saturday 1 September
Melbourne - Northcote Social Club [SOLD OUT!]
Thurs 13 September
Brisbane – Big Sound
Fri 23 November
Queenscliff Music Festival
Words by Cheryl Billman