Melbourne based lyrical indie-pop purveyors Split Seconds have today released their second album, “Rest & Relocation”.
Leaning on their trademark mix of dry melodies, soaring guitar work and deft production choices, the resultant album is a step up on every front. Kicking off with first single ‘Relocation Blues’, it is immediately apparent that the band isn’t pulling any punches lyrically or sonically. Expanding their influences to include the likes of Kurt Vile and Parquet Courts while still keeping their eye on favourites Paul Kelly, The GoBetweens and Blur, songs like ‘Any Minute Now’ and ‘Meet Me After Work’ are pulsating gems while closer ‘She Hit You’ takes a soul groove and wraps it around a Perth summer.
Known for their consistency, Split Seconds have exceeded lofty expectations with Rest & Relocation. First single from the release, ‘Relocation Blues’ was written in a hungover moment of clarity, a blow by blow account of the process of upping stumps and switching cities that sets the lyrical tone for the album as a whole. The first song recorded for the album, ‘Any Minute Now’ expands on the bands fondness for classic Australian acts like Hunters & Collectors and The Church. Built on a steady groove, the track was penned in the wake of Julia Gillard’s ousting from the Australian prime-ministership in 2013 and features lyrical investigation of Australian identity through the prism of corner pubs, Lindy Chamberlain, AFL football and share house living.
“Packed with creative guitar melodies, it effortlessly twists and turns in numerous cool directions without breaking a sweat.” – The Music
In celebration of the new release Split Seconds will take the new album out on the road.
Friday June 24th – The Workers Club, Melbourne VIC
Friday July 8th – Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA
Saturday July 9th – The Bird, Northbridge WA
Sunday July 10th – Mojos, Fremantle WA
Monday July 11th – Newtown Social Club, Sydney NSW