Australian psych-folk outfit The Uplifting Bell Ends (aka The Bell Ends) conclude their “Super Giant saga” with their new (fifth) full-length album, Super Giant IV. In the ten new original songs here, Chet Tucker, James French, Luke Moroney and Jack Whittingham revive bluesy country rock from the late 60s and early 70s. You’ll hear stories of travel, nature, isolation, love and longing for connection, written in the desert during the pandemic. The sound is melancholic, warm and atmospheric, for example beautifully reflected in That Old Familiar Feeling: ‘As the dust settles I start thinking // If we can put back the pieces ever again // I’m a man that doesn’t mind changing / / But if I can I can’t say when.’ Life is good Travellin’ Home this way: ‘Nah nah nah nah no // Hey hey hey hey // Oh yeah // Hey hey hey hey.’
Super Giant IV is out now digitally and on vinyl LP through Third Eye Stimuli Records.