Album cover artwork with vinyl record popping outMelbourne shoegaze revivalists Flyying Colours reveal their sophomore record, a reverb-drenched, hook heavy journey well worth the five-year wait.

Guitars weave in and out on the opening track Goodtime, a captivating, summery duet between singers Brodie Brümmer and Gemma O’Connor that sets the tone immediately. New Order-esque guitars announce the arrival of It’s Real as Brümmer’s airy vocal sits neatly on top before the track’s rousing chorus; White Knuckles on the other hand has the vocals mixed lower to cast a hypnotising spell, with Brümmer and O’Connor’s repeated incantations unveiling a fuzz-heavy apex.

The band’s meticulous production is their greatest asset, and it’s this that makes Fantasy Country a captivating listen.

Fantasy Country by Flyying Colours is out February 26 via Poison City.

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