by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Immerse yourselves in the joy of Melbourne’s Parsnip. The quartet have only been around for a year or so but their garage pop bliss is spreading its way across and Australia and starting to reach listeners worldwide. With a pair of 7” singles released via the fantastic Anti Fade Records (Vintage Crop, Alien Nosejob, Civic) their sound is rooted in both retro “girl group” pop and surf rock, a shimmering blend of tightly wound melodies and impeccable vocal harmonies at every turn. It’s damn near impossible not to instantly fall in love with their music, their fuzzy, warm, and vibrant songs wasting no time and leaving a big impact. Last year saw the band release their second single, Feeling Small, and we’re excited to share the video for the title track.
Opening with a jangle so well crafted its damn near poetic, “Feeling Small” is essentially a sad song, but you’d never know it, even if it does being, “I’d like evaporate” (go ahead, try not to sing along). They jitter their way into a blown out blues solo, whirring keys, and some spirited shouting, the entire thing feeling something like the sweetest moments of a fever dream. The video finds the band stranded along the side road until a mysterious biker transports them into their gem stone necklace… you know how that goes. Consider your day brightened.
Parsnip’s Feeling Small 7” is out now via Anti Fade Records.