Watch our interview with The Sunday Estate below!
Eora/Sydney-based indie rock band The Sunday Estate are back with their new single, Make It Right. To celebrate the release, the band have curated an exclusive playlist for MILKY full of tracks that that inspire their nostalgia-fuelled sound.
“Writing Make It Right was a reflection in responsibility and control. It took a long time to realise that when dealing with my own problems or thoughts, I’d inadvertently be pushing those I love out of my life. Make It Right is about that realisation, that your problems are your own - yes you can be upset, but hurting others while trying to heal yourself just creates a spiteful cycle where no one wins,” frontman Conor O’Reilly shares
The band will be taking to the stage at Vic on The Park this Saturday supporting Dande & The Lion, before hitting Wollongong's Towradgi Beach Hotel on May 19.
MYTH – TEETHER & KUYA NEIL
Teether has been our favourite Australian artist for a while now. We love seeing rap pushed and pulled in all sorts of sonic directions. By teaming up with Kuya Neil, Teether shows you how your favourite rapper would sound over techno inspired production. And he knows he’s the only one doing it – ‘None of them talk my language, none of them crack my code’.
CHERRY FLAVOURED – THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
Here at The Sunday Estate we love a mid-tempo pop tune that’s full of atmosphere. Live drums blend seamlessly with trappy hi hats that could’ve been pulled off a 2 Chainz track. Go for a late night drive with your crush and play this song – I dare you.
BEAUTIFUL DAY - U2
My dad always used to play this track in the car when I was younger. Being exposed to U2 from such a young age has had quite a massive influence on our song writing. Their performance of Beautiful Day at the 2002 Superbowl half-time show is also stunning. No words.
SILK CHIFFON - MUNA, PHOEBE BRIDGERS
In our eyes Muna are leading the way when it comes to making nostalgic sounding pop music. We especially love their references to 90s alt-rock. We saw them live in Sydney at their most recent show and we were all blown away.
NAKED EYE - LUSCIOUS JACKSON
The most 90s sounding song we’ve ever heard. The sampling on display is up there with Paul’s Boutique and Since I Left You.
GIANT STEPS - JOHN COLTRANE
My first introduction to music was through the sax. My dad was a huge jazz fan, with a specific love for Coltrane’s Giant Steps, and it was the soundtrack to an 8 year old Tom running around the house, bouncing off the walls to the aggressively beautiful rumination of Coltrane. Something about the title of the track Giant Steps stuck with me for a really long time too. There’s some cute poetry in it - looking back to where I was, and the steps I’m now taking in my 20s - I must look like a giant to an 8 year old me.
CRYSTAL - NEW ORDER
Is it their best song? Is it off their best album? Is it even a decent song? The answer to all those questions might be no, but taste be damned I love this song. Aside from The Wiggles, New Order was the first concert I was taken to. I must have been 12 or 13 and a family friend canceled so I went with my mum to see The Naked and Famous followed by New Order. I think it ruined me because I’ve been clinically obsessed with music ever since, no more so than any band, film, or book that Peter Hook has ever touched. I really hear the New Order influence in the music I make at home, more so than anything else.
THE SEARCH FOR CHERRY RED - JONATHAN FIRE EATER
I got into this band after reading the iconic Meet Me In The Bathroom and I haven’t stopped listening to them since. They’ve got a great attitude and sleaze about them. Also some great tambourine too.
OUTTASITE (OUTTA MIND) - WILCO
Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is undeniably one of the greatest indie-rock albums released in the 21st century but Wilco’s earlier work is also heavily underrated. Outtasite reminds me of simpler times - whatever they are.
TEARS OVER BEERS - MODERN BASEBALL
The memory of intense high school dramas, volatile teenage emotions, and rocky relationships is not one that I want to revisit often. I will make an exception, however, whenever a Modern Baseball song comes on. Just like Modern Baseball, we too hope to make a musical career out of being self-conscious and figuring ourselves out.
Make It Right is out now!