In news that will make any self-respecting Aussie music fan cry out in shock, Melbourne icons Eddy Current Suppression are gearing up to release a new album next month.
Ask any fan of Australian music, and they’ll likely agree that one of the most exciting and enigmatic bands of the 21st century would have to be Eddy Current Suppression Ring.
As the story goes, the group were first formed by Danny and Mikey Young at a Christmas party for the latter’s job at a vinyl pressing plant. Before long, this impromptu group had taken on a very real life, writing and recording a number of tracks and performing around Victoria.
Releasing their self-titled debut in 2006, it wasn’t until 2008 that the band became household names, with Primary Colours going on to receive critical acclaim around the world, and eventually taking home the $30,000 Australian Music Prize.
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While Rush To Relax followed in 2010, the band have been relatively quiet since then. After a US tour that same year, the band went on a hiatus, only to re-emerge in 2016 for a handful of performances as part of Golden Plains and Tasmania’s Dark MOFO.
Now, after numerous years without music, the great Eddy Current Suppression Ring have not only shared a new single, but have announced their first new record in almost ten years.
Quietly appearing on YouTube earlier today, Californian label Castle Face Records shared ‘Our Quiet Whisper’ a surprise new single from the iconic band.
Featuring their trademark loose rock sound in full effect with the vocals of Brendan Huntley throwing simple yet immense lyrics out over the top, it’s a true return to form for the group, and makes it feel like they’ve barely been gone a single day.
However, to make things even more exciting, Castle Face Records announced that the song will appear on All In Good Time when it’s released on December 13th, which serves as the band’s first album since 2010.
Needless to say, it’s unclear if Eddy Current Suppression Ring are truly back for good considering this subdued announcement (with the band reportedly telling their label “not to make a big deal” of the new album), though we can only hope it won’t be long before they reveal a run of live dates.