Last Friday, Melbourne garage rock trio The Grogans released their fourth full-length album called Find Me A Cloud, and on that day we would also see them play as the opening act at the Left of the Dial festival in Rotterdam. Life happened when we wanted to put that plan into action (heavy rain = heavy traffic jam), so unfortunately we missed it. A shame, because the eleven new songs are very worthwhile. Quin Grunden, Jordan Lewis and Angus Vasic play groovy rock ‘n’ roll with a big sound, peppered with psychedelic rock and surf punk influences (and a touch of country), roughened by sun and sweat. There are no fillers here, but the tracks at the end of the album stand out for me: Stay High and Day Dreamed unite regret and hope with catchy harmony vocals and approving head nods. Hopefully we’ll get a second chance to experience this live soon.
Find Me A Cloud, recorded by Jasper Jolley, is out now digitally and on vinyl LP through Cousin Will Records.
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