Tear Council ‘Anywhere’
TEAR COUNCIL – heard of them? No? Well what if I told you that this Sydney two piece are in fact made up of Matt Van Schie and Michael Di Francesco; aka half of Du Tonc and Touch Sensitive, as well as two former Van She members. Excited yet? Well so are we, especially due to the fact that they’ve just released their debut single, ‘Anywhere’!
Almost like a brief, “comeback” introduction, the combination of a repetitive handsnap, a classic Touch Sensitive-esque bassline, fluctuating melodies and a hollow vocal very quickly fill the near-empty sonic hole; instantly paying homage to Van She‘s heyday as well as both of the members’ respective projects that they’ve been working with in more recent times.
Picking up a little speed yet maintaining that lethargic, resonant vocal we used to hear quite a lot of, ‘Anywhere’ ultimately surfs a coastal groove, as it’s short, detailed lifespan and carefree lyricism employ a cruisey character with absolutely no concept of urgency.
Although reminiscent through its amalgamation of the duo’s past and present artistry, ‘Anywhere’ is simultaneously refreshing, as its balance of such influences have created the older, wiser brother of Van She.
Tear Council‘s ‘Anywhere‘ is to be officially released for purchase on Friday, 13th February via Personal Best Records. In the meantime, stream the track as much as humanly possible via the outfit’s SOUNDCLOUD.
Words by Hannah Galvin.