Central Rain is the antidote to autotune: no-frills, melody-drenched indie rock that blurs The Church, Neil Young,R.E.M. and the Go-Betweens.
The first solo project for Melbourne musician Luke Thomas, the songs are written from the heart and produced without bells, whistles or studio trickery.
New album Kick The Moon takes Thomasa way from the lush pop of 2015 EP Flying Information and down a heavier, guitar-based road.
"A lot of these songs arefairly upbeat,” he says, “and it's good fun having a bunch of tunes you can shake your ass to!”
It’s still a typically eclectic affair, however; punchy, dynamic tracks ‘Mind Division’, ‘California Felt’ and first single ‘Hurricane Stan’ are interspersed with the jangle of ‘People Are Wrong’ and ‘Sailin’ Alone’, the dreamy, otherworldly ‘Geometry Drippings’ and beautiful, introspective ballad ‘Conversations’.