It’s been a few years coming for the Western Australian outfit, but now the powerful indie-rock quartet that is Spacey Jane have now released their debut album, Sunlight.
If you’ve been paying attention to the world of Aussie indie over the last few years, the name Spacey Jane would be one you’re all too familiar with by now. First forming in 2016, the group wasted no time in laying down tracks, with their debut EP, No Way To Treat An Animal, being released the following year.
Before long, they were kicking goals everywhere they turned. Between airplay on triple j and Unearthed thanks to songs like ‘Feeding The Family’, constant touring and festival slots found Spacey Jane fast becoming a favourite of music fans across the whole country.
However, the last year saw the group manage to kick things up about a dozen notches, with tracks like ‘Good Grief’ and ‘Good For You’ not only serving as a taster of their highly-anticipated debut album, but also seeing the latter voted into triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2019.
Now, Spacey Jane have proven the wait was worth it, formally unleashing their first full-length album, Sunlight, today.
Check out Spacey Jane’s ‘Good For You’:
Recorded and mixed by Red Jezebel’s Dave Parkin and mastered by the Grammy Award-winning William Bowden, Sunlight was undoubtedly a long time coming for the group, with each of the album’s tracks written and recorded across a year-long period of creativity for the group.
“It was our first venture into trying to build an album from the ground up, before this we’d only worked in terms of singles when it came to the writing and recording process,” the group said of the new record
“Sonically, we wanted to create an album that felt to people like it was evolving and transforming as they listened – despite the fact that the same 5 people wrote it, it would feel like they were changing through the songs.”
Featuring recent singles such as ‘Straightfaced’ and ‘Skin’, the group note that the record’s content was borne of deeply personal journeys through failed romantic and family relationships, mental health disasters and running from everyone in your late-teens/early-twenties.
“The album makes me feel vulnerable; there’s a lot of dealing with personal failure in the breakdown of relationships and striving to be better,” the group continued.
“There’s also a lot of despair that is the result of feeling helpless under the weight of mental illness. Over time I think it will sound like an apology, I hope it serves as a lesson for the future.”