You may have seen that two of our most loved rock outfits, Slowly Slowly and Luca Brasi teamed up for a limited edition split 7″ release last week. Pre-orders sold out in just minutes. But don’t stress if you weren’t quick enough, because today each band has digitally released their new acoustic tracks!
‘Slow Learner‘ from Slowly Slowly:
“This song was recorded in about 15 minutes in my bedroom at home. It’s about giving from a place of emptiness and how it always ends badly. We added the cello by Eileen Sparks in the mixing process, just for a splash of colour,” vocalist Ben Stewart says.
And ‘Yossarian‘ by Luca Brasi:
“I’ve been on and off writing songs about the novel Catch 22 for years. Start a dumb idea, then stop. Big dreams of a concept album… one day. But for now, this tune is about Yossarian from the novel, and his outlook on life; as bleak or as sensible as you take it,” says frontman Tyler Richardson.
And I know, it hurts that you may have missed out on the vinyl bundles with exclusive t-shirts and bespoke speciality roasted coffee beans from Melbourne’s Padre Coffee. But let me just say that you can expect a further merch drop in the coming days.
And how good is the cover art? Tyler recalls how he and long-time mate Ben planned to get matching tattoos a while back and the experience snowballed the concept for this release’s artwork.
“Ben and I were going to get matching tattoos years back, we ended up getting different ones, me the plunger, Ben the cafetera,” he says. “Both tattoos were done by Jordy Hooper who then did the artwork for the front cover of the 7″.”
Ben adds: “Tyler and I had been sharing song ideas with each other, bored in iso. We are both very similar – it’s so funny how you can take away our livelihoods and creative outlets, but we’ll always find a way…The idea just kept growing, right until the point we had teamed up with Padre to release a coffee blend called ‘Godfather Brew’, specific to my love of Italian Kitsch and Luca Brasi’s origins as a name taken from The Godfather.”
So wholesome it hurts.
But go grind some beans, find your favourite mug and chuck these songs on.
Available right now, right here!