Brisbane's Little Scout have taken some time to be properly recognised for their music, but are now receiving the praise they deserve. Having released two independent EPs, their debut album Take Your Light saw them support the likes of First Aid Kit and Belle and Sebastian (as well as their own national tour). Now, they're back with a new single which I think is their best material to date.
Written with Scott Bromiley (of the John Steel Singers) and recorded by the band's drummer Miro Mackie, "Go Quietly" was mixed by Lars Stalfors (of the Mars Volta fame) in L.A. - Stalfors had earlier approached the band after hearing them on Triple J Unearthed.
A sharp 2:43, the track packs a bit of a punch. Differing slightly from their usual sweetness, "Go Quietly" has a bit of sass to it. Melissa Tickle's sickly-sweet vocals weave their way through a maze of fuzzed-out guitar and driving percussion.
I'm really excited about this new direction from Little Scout. While I really liked Take Your Light, I really love "Go Quietly."