Formed back in 2011, the Melbourne, Australia-based trio of Pearls quickly developed a reputation for crating a shimmering (at times kind of noisy) pop-based sound. And as a result they gained the attention of their peers as they’ve opened for the likes of Kurt Vile, Marnie Stern, Sons and Daughters, fellow countrymen Crime and the City Solution and others. 

However their latest single “Big Shot” which will appear on their debut full-length Pretend You’re Mine, slated for a February 2015 release, reveals that the band has gone through a radical change in sonic direction; in fact, the song which is comprised of stomping percussion, cooed call and response vocals and sleek guitar lines sounds as though the band had spent some time listening to a ton of 70s glam rock records – in particular, Marc Bolan and T. Rex, Bay City Rollers and others. In some way “Big Shot” possess the same swaggering sensuality and it makes the song absolutely infectious.