The Still, an acoustic-folk act from Melbourne, have dropped their debut release.
The duo, made up of Nathan Goble and Sam Lawrence, have a bare, simplistic sound that puts the lyric at centerstage.
After starting off his love affair with music at age 12, the band’s chief songwriter, Nathan, developed a passion for classical music and eventually formed the dup with Sam.
According to the band, they take heavy inspiration Damien Rice and Xavier Rudd and, if you are a fan of those, you’ll love this track.
The new track, named ‘Safer Days’, provides them with a soft-sounding introduction to the indie music scene and sees them focus heavily on the acoustic guitar; with limited input from other instrumentation.
It’s the rawness of the tune that makes in stand out; there’s no spare meat on the bones here and, though he is not the songwriter, Sam Lawrence’s vocal performance provides the track with a southing mattress to make the lamenting lyrics seep into the track as it progresses.
Though their sound perhaps flies in the face, at least sonically speaking, of many of the post-punk bands we’re seeing break through, The Still do well in exploring a gap in the indie scene that we, for the most part, were unaware of.
'Safer Days' is out now on all major streaming platforms.