Feature: The Anatomy of 'Garden Hose Rainbows' with Nelipot

Friday, May 24, 2019

NSW Central Coast-based indie-rock trio Nelipot have shared their brand new single 'Garden Hose Rainbows' and we're certain you're going to love this tune just as much as we do. Jordan Olyslagers from the group dives into the single for us below.

We wrote ‘Garden Hose Rainbows'… earlier this year. Jordyn had most of the lyrics down for a while but it didn’t really come together until one afternoon when he and Ben were jamming out some new instrumentals waiting for me to come over to practice and Jordyn found that synth line. It all fell together right after that.

The story behind ‘Garden Hose Rainbows' is… a song about the ordinary and average things in our personal lives and kind of observe how we (as people in general) either accept the mundane or reject it in hopes of something ‘greater’. It’s something we all feel, yeah? Like, it can be a little bit shit trying to accept the insignificance of our experiences in the grand scheme of things but it can also be really liberating, a proper big breath of fresh air when you submit yourself to the idea that happiness is not synonymous with ‘big’ achievements and it can be found in the most average and insignificant of circumstances. The song came about following the end of a string of semi-unsuccessful pseudo-relationships Jordyn had and was feeling a tad blue and dispassionate (typical feelings of an angsty 20-year-old). After a few weeks of writing between playing shows and enjoying the Summer, 'Garden Hose Rainbows' was born.

My favourite lyric is… ‘Mesmerising for a moment, most mundane things are. Honey you were sweet til we became familiar’. Honestly, it captures the entire message of the song so well. Like, most things are great at first but lose their shine, their spark as soon as we begin to become accustomed or comfortable with them.

It was made… at The Grove Studios with engineer and producer, Jack Nigro. The man is a god, if you know of anyone needing their work touched by true divinity, make sure you hit this guy up. He knows what's up.

Our main inspiration was… and always will be (both musically and lyrically) great rock poets, like; Jarvis Cocker from Pulp, Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys, Last Shadow Puppets), or James Jeremiah Murphy (LCD Soundsystem).

It sounds best when… you’re driving. Turn it up, sing along. It’s a song that also pairs with sunsets on the veranda with a $5 bottle of sale-bin shiraz or dancing alone folding the laundry, cleaning the shower, or vacuuming the house.

Listen to 'Garden Hose Rainbows' by Nelipot:

Live dates:
May 31st - Selina's, Coogee Bay (18+)
June 7th - The Yamaha, Brisbane (18+)
June 8th - Berwick Street, Brisbane (AA)
June 14th - The Penny Black, Melbourne (18+)
June 20th - Golden Age Cinema, Sydney (18+)

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