My Giddy Aunt is a band from Melbourne, Australia that recently released their debut EP entitled All Things Come In Time. The band was formed in 2021 and obviously got to work quickly. I was impressed by how seasoned this band sounded. They mention that they have been compared to artists like Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird, Gang of Youths, Sufjan Stevens, Phoebe Bridgers, The Smiths and They Might Be Giants. I will throw in my perspective as well. There’s something bright and positive about their music that felt aligned with a band like Passion Pit and The Flaming Lips.
The opener is called “Acceptance” and starts with just guitar and vocals. I thought the lyrics were great and the vocal harmonies sounded on point as well. The song explodes with a cathartic release with horns, percussion and much more as the vocalist sings “Acceptance” with confidence.
We get a slick groove on “You Lost” which is also quite comforting and inviting. The vocals are where it’s at but the subdued elements with a more robust and funky bass line works on multiple levels. Some of the dynamics grow subtly. It reminded me of one of my favorite groups - The Boy Least Likely To.
“Sunk” might be the highlight. I loved the groove here and the faster motion of the music. There was a ’70s quality with the music. The vocals are quite beautiful especially when the harmonies kick in. I thought the bass work was again very strong but above that is just the tight performance and their ability to create a song that feels like it’s lifting off to the stratosphere. The instrumental break on this song right before the two-minute-and-thirty-second mark is incredible.
“All Things Come in Time” reminded me of what was happening on the indie scene around 2005. I say that as high praise. One of my all time favorite bands is Broken Social Scene and those were the vibes I was getting here.
They close with “Not Mine Anyone” which is a lush and intimate song. It’s delicate and feels like it could break at any moment which is why it works. The vocal harmonies are on a different level on this song.
I loved this EP. This is an incredibly strong debut. Highly recommended.
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