The Babe Rainbow ‘Planet Junior’

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“Purveyors of all things good and right in the world”, THE BABE RAINBOW have had a pretty stellar few months recently. However, it seems they’re not done with 2014 just yet and have released Planet Junior just in time. It’s a step away from their usual jangly psych rock, blissed out and dripping in psychedelic vibes. 

Guitarist Kool-Breeze says of the song, “Planet Junior is the ancient hoeing tool we use on the farm for raking gold from the skies for harvesting.” Whatever that means, it’s an impressive, reserved and refined track. Showing the band in a different light, the trio send you floating upstream in a tranquil mix of echoey vocal harmonies, crisp beats and their trademark 70’s psych guitar melodies.

Clocking in at just over 3 minutes, they’ve also easily packed a lot into the short time frame. Simple on first listen, then surprisingly complex after that, The Babe Rainbow are growing up in front of our eyes (or ears). Compared to other tracks Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest, 1964 or Love Forever, which all feature a more upbeat vibe, this is a step away – but not a step down. Instead, it highlights the band’s previously unknown delicate side, and would definitely help them gain more than a few new fans.

The guys have quite a busy end of year planned, and are kicking things off with a special one-only-show this Saturday afternoon at Melbourne’s The Workers Club, with SUNBEAM SOUND MACHINE. After this, they’re hitting the road with labelmates KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD, then supporting TY SEGALL on this MEREDITH sideshows! This is all before their sets at EVIE and NYE ON THE HILL bringing in 2015.

THE BABE RAINBOW TOUR DATES:

Sat Nov 22
The Workers Club, Melbourne
(supported by Sunbeam Sound Machine)

Sat Dec 6
Howler, Melbourne
(supporting King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard)

Thurs Dec 11
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
(supporting King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard)

Fri Dec 12
Roller Den, Sydney
(supporting King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard)

Sat Dec 13
The Rosemount Hotel, Perth
(supporting King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard)

Sun Dec 14
Mojos, Fremantle
(supporting King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard)

Fri Dec 19
The Zoo, Brisbane
(supporting Ty Segall)

Sat Dec 20
The Great Northern, Byron Bay
(supporting Ty Segall)

Wed Dec 31
Evie, Tallarook, Victoria
**SOLD OUT**

Thurs Jan 01
NYE On The Hill! Loch Village, Victoria
**SOLD OUT**

Words by Emma Jones.

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SEE ALSO

INTERVIEW: THE BABE RAINBOW
THE BABE RAINBOW ANNOUNCE NATIONAL TOUR
WATCH: THE BABE RAINBOW ‘LOVE FOREVER’ (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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