The High Learys are a Perth, Australia-based band, which formed in 2011 when when cousins Jamie Turner (vocals, bass) and Matt Williams (guitar) met Mike Mutt (organ) in high school. They later recruited Adrian Macmillan to flesh out the band’s sound on drums. And across both their native Australia and the blogosphere, the Perth-based quartet has developed a reputation for a sound been described as a contemporary take on the blues, psych rock and 1960s pop — in fact, you’ll likely hear elements of the Doors, the Who, Jethro Tull, the Animals, the Turtles and countless others.
However, the band’s latest single “I’m A Fool For You” manages to sound as though it owes a bit of debt to the bubblegum pop of the early 60s, than it does the psychedelia of their earlier singles, thanks to soaring guitar and organ chords, a sweet melody and even sweeter lyrics. If you didn’t know that this was a contemporary band, you’d likely think that this single was an obscure single that someone re-discovered in a used record bin.