Underground Lovers’ eighth album Staring At You Staring At Me features a song called The Rerun, but the Undies (what a gloriously Aussie name for a sophisticated band!) are not trading on past glories.
No midlife crisis here; the six-piece remain vibrant, delivering thrilling, unpredictable soundscapes on a distinctly Melbourne album. Indeed, the working title was Melbournism, and the opening cut, St Kilda Regret, is a footy song of sorts. “I love my team,” Philippa Nihill declares, “but not after what they’ve done to me.” That said, Underground Lovers have never quite fitted into the local scene; they have always made music for the world. And they do it brilliantly.
Staring At You Staring At Me is out May 5 via Rubber