Lurch & Chief

Lurch & Chief


This Aussie combo effortlessly blend fashionable genre earmarks on Breathe, their second EP. Perhaps that has something to do with their home base being Melbourne, the fashion capital down under. But once past a kind of gleaming surface, Lurch & Chief get spookier as the songs slither by. From the members’ preferred hair choices and swirly guitars, this band aims psychy. But add in the clean chorus pedal reverb, driving drums and some icy femme vocals seething around, and they further exude a dug up and soiled mid-’80s Brit-wave vibe too. Breathe comes out March 27 on Illusive AU, but stream it below now.