Postblue is a Melbourne, Australia-based indie rock trio that formed in Byron Bay, Australia back in 2012. And with the release of their debut EP, Lap Year, the band received national attention as they played at some of their homeland’s largest festivals including Splendour In The Grass and Poison City Weekender. The trio released their full-length debut, I Hope They’re Praying For Me last March through Poison City Records and the album. which had the band playing more grunge-based material received increased national attention across Australia as the band received airplay on renowned radio station Triple J, and the band embarked on an extensive national touring schedule that had them play shows with Violent Soho, The Smith Street Band, Citizen, and Break Even.
Naturally, because of the nature of the blogosphere, the Melbourne-based trio began to receive some attention overseas. Building on the growing buzz around them, the band went into the studio in July to track their latest single “Glow Like Crazy,” and as you’ll hear the song manages to sound as though it were released during 120 Minutes-era MTV as the song is comprised of shimmering and jangling guitar chords, a soaring string sample, propulsive drumming and anthemic hooks are paired with plaintive, earnest vocals. Sonically speaking, the song sounds as though the band had been drawing influences from R.E.M., Echo and the Bunnymen, RIDE and others.
And although the song is anthemic, at the core of the song is a small seemingly insignificant moment that actually turns out to both perfectly beautiful and sadly, fleeting, which gives the song a mournful tone, as the song’s narrator seems to mourning wistfully over life’s impermanence.
With a natural progression over multiple releases, the band has shifted their focus to new music, and new sounds, determined to regroup and reinvest their previous experience. Experimenting with their work and drawing from influences across a wide spectrum, Postblue’s musical legacy will no doubt continue to expand and evolve.