Track Review: Pretend You're Mine - Pearls + New Album and Tour Details


In anticipation of Pearls' debut album, the Austalian trio have teased us with a tantalizingly addictive single Pretend You're Mine. Don your American Apparel disco-pants, let your man-bun loose and prepare to indulge in a delectable slice of nostalgia as Pearls take you on a journey through musical history.

Pearls have thrown together an intriguing array of ingredients for this track having managed to meld a variety of sounds from juxtaposing genres and various eras. The song combines the gritty fuzz of 90s garage rock with ethereal backing vocals reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and the catchy melodic warblings of 80s inspired organs. And it's all been carefully crafted and whipped up into a delicious serving of glamour. Even the packaging takes you on a trip to a bygone era: with high waisted flairs, doe-eyed expressions framed by fringes and a candyland palette of pastel colours. Don't let their hazy sweet image fool you though, their Lynchian sound is complex and intriguing.

The sugary pop melodies are offset by a healthy dose of reverb and heavy drumming, giving the song a caustic edge that sets it apart from generic digestable pop-rock. The deep beating bass keeps the song succint and gives it a contemporary feel for you to throw some shapes at on the dancefloor. This track definitely won't leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Lead vocalist Ryan Ceaser's smooth sound oozes sexual tones with a casual cool and the soft arias of harmony from Ellice Blakeney and Cassandra Blakeney (organist and drummer respectively) round off the sound with an uplifting ambience.

The Melbourne trio have already made a name for themselves supporting Kurt Vile and Marnie Stern and now they're set to gain their own well deserved recognition for their new sound. Having recently been signed to trendy Remote Control Records (Courtney Barnett, King Gizzard, Client Liason), the band are set to release their debut LP on February 20th worldwide. Glam-rock and pop fans alike are licking their lips fervidly in anticipation of  the fresh sounds this LP has to offer.


Pearl's debut album “Pretend You're Mine” is out February 20th via Dot Dash / Remote Control

In celebration of the album release the band will be touring the East Coast, stopping in Gippsland, Sydney and Melbourne.


To help yourself to a serving of the action, grab yourself a ticket here:

Friday 27th Feburary 2015
Camp Casual, Gippsland
Tickets Casual Camp
Thursday 19th March 2015
GoodGod, Sydney 
Tickets Moshtix
Saturday 21st March 2015
The Curtin, Melbourne
Tickets Moshtix



Written by Cosima Wood

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