When I first started reviewing for Indie Shuffle just under three years ago, one of my favorite local artists was Sydney band Guineafowl, headed by Sam Yeldham. Like many of those acts I really got into back then, they’re just returning to the fold after writing new material. For Guineafowl, that return is marked by the release of their latest single “Little Death (Make It Rain).”
Based on this new material, the time away was well-spent; Guineafowl is coming back with a slightly more polished sound. Everything about this song — the shimmering synths, upbeat percussion, and yearning vocals — leads up to the driving chorus, which shows off a new, electronically-charged vibe for the band.
With a new EP I Hope My City Loves Me Still due out in October, expect to hear a lot more from Guineafowl down the home straight of 2013.