Album of the Week - 'Awake' EP from Peach Fur
Review by Christian Kafritsas
When you think of Queensland bands starting to burst into their prime, Peach Fur are usually mentioned and currently up there with some of the best around. Out of the Gold Coast, the four-piece just don’t seem to stop, and in the midst of global isolation they’ve released their third EP titled ‘Awake’.
I really like the diversity in this release, each song is different, but blends well on the EP. I found myself listening and often forgetting I was listening to Peach Fur, I’m sure other listeners that have been following the band will agree. I feel as if they really challenged themselves on ‘Awake’.
‘Does Matter Really Matter?’ was the first taste of the EP released as a single back in 2019, it’s one groovy opener. ‘Aliens’ is a moody piece that’s welcomed by lead singer Denny’s sweet falsetto, it has progressive components with its odd structure and tempo changes. It’s all over the place and I loved it from the band.
‘Preloved’ sounds a little more familiar and would easily fit on one of the bands earlier releases so it will definitely be enjoyed by their long-term fans. There’s not too much to say about ‘Funkn Oath’, it’s a funky number as summed up in the title. Guaranteed head bobber.
My favourite is the final track ‘Alpaca Rompa’. As a lover of the Blues Brothers band and of course the movie, it made me think that the song sounds like its out of the film. I had to go listen to it in the car and it’s an excellent driving tune, luckily no police chases.
As I mentioned earlier, I really liked the diversity on this EP. The new direction has me wondering what Peach Fur are capable of next. Will they continue to write progressive pieces like ‘Aliens’ or funk it up like ‘Funkn Oath’? I’m not sure but I look forward to it. Also thank you to Peach Fur for releasing new music as we’re currently locked inside our homes.
‘Does Matter Really Matter? – Music Video
Peach Fur new EP 'Awake' out now on all streaming services..
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