Faraday Run is an indie act from Australia founded by Brett Eeles. The band formed in 2015 and is off to great start with their EP “the earth orbits the moon.” Their music is fun, catchy rock/pop music that is tastefully artsy. The music also benefits from a male and female vocalist. I often find when a band has two vocalists I heavily lean towards one. Not here I enjoyed both about equally. The male vocalist here reminded of a mix between Phil Collins and Jason Pierce from Spiritualized. As I’m listening to the songs the more he reminds me of Jason Pierce -certainly not a bad thing.
First up is “Beautiful Storm (feat. Jordanne Christie).” The beginning of the song is clean and crisp with rich instrumentation and a heavy-hitting drum beat. It also very detailed and well written. A memorable verse and even more memorable chorus. Great opening track.
Next up is “Gone” which might be Eeles on lead vocals. The song is incredibly upbeat right off the bat as he sings about missing someone. What I really liked is that the chorus is contemplative and even melancholy. I really liked the way it jumps right back into the verse. I’ve never seen anyone so happy about missing someone.
“Between The Paths (feat. Jordann Christie)” hits a unique vibe. It’s sweet, atmospheric and also rocks out quite hard. There are some very dynamic changes in here where the band suddenly rocks out and comes back down. I really liked it. Something I haven’t heard much. This song ends up being quite epic.
“Happy Day” is ridiculously catchy and I loved how celebratory and happy it felt. The first couple of lines he sings in this song are classic. He sings, “There is a large of collection of complete wankers in parliament. “ Eeles hits another one out of the park with “Northern Gates.” He ends with “Happy Long Long Weekend Moment” which is a dissonant sounding instrumental. Not exactly what I was expecting but worked wonderfully as the closer.
The earth orbits the moon is way too good of an EP for a band that recently formed. You heard it hear first. These guys still have more to prove but this is about as good of a start as you could expect.
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