Sydney four-piece Space Monk have one goal: combine their love of tight guitar pop and wry lyricism to write songs about aliens, doritos, life and death. Having racked up supports for Hockey Dad, Goons of Doom, The Cops, Winston Surfshirt and Flowertruck, Space Monk’s live shows are an energetic affair, awash with sunbleached vocals, driving melodies and catchy indie rock hooks.
2015 has been a big year for garage pop outfit Space Monk. Following the radio and blogging success of their sophomore single 'Dead', including rotational airplay on Triple J Unearthed and FBi Radio, the Sydney four piece are gearing up to release their 3rd single Chewbacca, out on Friday 4 December through Chiefly Sounds.
In signature Space Monk fashion, Chewbacca is rich with deft guitar hooks, frontman Lachlan Body's on-point indie rock vocals, floating synth lines and a thrashing drum performance. Further building on the band's buoyant guitar-centric pop established by previous singles 'Dead' and 'Analysis Paralysis', Chewbacca is the first taste of Space Monk's forthcoming Debut EP, due for release mid-2015.
You know when you were a kid and you got one of those rubber tops that was like a ball sliced in half, and then you turned it inside out and put it down on the table and waited for it to pop up in the air? That's what's this song is. Heaps of anticipation building toward a delightful pop.
They're not too bad.
There's something undeniably catchy about this song. It's full of energy and you can really feel it.
This has got to be their best track yet in my opinion. I don't know what it is about this but it just makes me feel happy and cheery. It's upbeat and light, yet still holds an essence of raw gritty goodness.