“Plateau” is the second single from AMCS ‘fourth album “Timebombs in the Sea”, due for release in early 2022.
After their critically acclaimed single “What We Had”, the Melbourne-based rockers A man called son just delivered an anthemic slice of indie rock with their new single “Plateau”, flexing their songwriter muscles more than ever as they reflect on the nostalgic comforts of childhood.
With nods to Hoodoo Gurus, The Go-Betweens and The Church, “Plateau” is a delicious journey of nearly four minutes of summery and upbeat rock, supported by complex guitar melodies, endearing vocals, percussion. energetic and incredibly tight musicality, and we’re all about it.
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Simon Pearlman’s ongoing project, A Man Called Son has been around for quite some time since it was first conceived in Brisbane as a home studio project. With songwriter Simon at the helm, a move to Melbourne saw a new lineup form, with the inimitable Mot Bollox (Guitars / Effects), the dapper Thomas Madden (bass) and the cheerful but punchy James Rance ( drums / percussions) and with it a lot of pieces of an invigorating freshness.
A clear testament to the group’s growth over the past few years, the indie-rock anthem is the second single from their upcoming album, ‘Timebombs in the Sea’, due for release in early 2022. The melancholy atmosphere and The band’s’ 80s debut single ‘What We Had’ was the first fruit of their labor, and now we’ve finally got another taste of what’s to come.
Renowned for its serene atmospheric jangly rock, ‘Plateau’ remains extremely faithful to the original sound of A Man Called Son while signifying a natural progression for a band that has always had a pop-rock sensibility.
Filled with quality writing, contagious arrangements and that breathtaking elusive factor, the hearty new single showcases so many of the dominant qualities of A Man Called Son in one song (solid, lettered lyrics, soaring chorus, signature vocals. Simon’s song and quiet guitar lines) that fully captures you, but it’s the quick organ licking that makes your ears wake up, and a change in tempo from previous releases that results in a single full of variety and color. .
A rock song at its heart, the bouncy and light single showcases the band’s talent for melody and their ability to create an incredibly catchy tune while evoking the nostalgic comforts of childhood and unwillingness to comply. to the standards of the company. Mixed by Jordon Silva and mastered by Dave at Hiltongrove Mastering in the UK, the expertly produced single arrives alongside a music video featuring old and fun family VHS footage, resonating more with all lovers of times gone by.
Simon continues to harness his treasure trove of influences in new and exciting ways and delivers a track that will be remembered as an instant classic, recording the soundtrack of your summer travels for years to come.
For those who want to hear organ-led “Plateau” rock in the flesh, A Man Called Son will release the single on Thursday, December 16 at Whole Lotta Love in Melbourne. Finally arriving on stage after a long containment layover, they will be joined by local mainstays Great Emu War Casualties and Divers into the night. You can buy tickets for the event here.
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