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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Australian duo Good Morning are back with a brand new two-track, Mollyduker / Keep It! The release comes alongside the news the pair will be hitting the road this June, taking to stages across Victoria.

Made up of Stefan Blair and Liam Parsons, the duo bring a relaxed approach to Mollyduker, creating the perfect track for your next road trip. The tracks sonic soundscape conjures vivid imagery of driving through Australia, travelling through remote farmland area and the vast outback. Speaking of the track, Blair shares: "‘Mollyduker’ was something my Pa called me whenever we’d be hanging out and working on his farm. It’s a reference to me being left-handed, however, I used to take it as somewhat of a dig. The lyrics are a reflection on my relationship with him, as well as the farm itself, which has served as a home to a lot of my family over the years.”

On the flip side, Keep It brings a slight country twang, but still continues the quintessential Australiana sound. Conceptually navigating failure, growing old and drinking culture, the track is built upon warm, warping guitar and soft piano. “Keep It is an ode to stasis,” Parsons says. “Repressed feelings, substance misadventure and arrested development in your late 20s.”

The duo have also announced their signing to Polyvinyl Records (USA/ROW) joining their eclectic roster including the likes of Alvvays, Kero Kero Bonito, STRFKR, Julia Jacklin, and more. The two-track will also be coming out on the band’s own imprint, Good Morning Music Company Worldwide via Virgin Music Australia. Of the signing, Polyvinyl Label Director, Seth Hubbard shares, "I’ve been a fan of the band for years, but when I heard their newest collection of songs I was blown away. We are so excited for Polyvinyl to help share this music with the world." The band reflect, "We’re excited to start working with Polyvinyl, a label we’ve admired for a while now. Here’s to a long and beautiful journey together!". The duo will release a full-length body of work under the label, later this year.

Mollyduker / Keep It is out now!


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