If you like dreamy, reverb-soaked psych pop, then Melbourne's Sunbeam Sound Machine might very well be your new favorite band. I first stumbled across the creation of multi-instrumentalist Nick Sowersby late last year when he dropped two EPs in quick succession, and I've been looking out for new material from him ever since.
Having taken out a coveted local grant, Sowersby recently put the finishing touches on his debut album. Enlisting the help of fellow Melbourne legends Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard) and Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, Oscar Key Sung, Banoffee) on mixing and mastering duties, he set to work in the garage of his suburban Melbourne home and recently released the album's first single.
"Real Life" is an absolute delight -- sunny and warm while still maintaining a shadowy backbone. The layering featured on this track is sublime, and leaves the listener submerged in its waves of sound.
Sunbeam Sound Machine's debut album Wonderer is due out in November. We'll have to keep daydreaming to "Real Life" until then!