Covers – “The Automation”
Covers are a brand new group from Melbourne whose debut track, “The Automation”, touts an infectious mixture of fuzzy synths, punchy guitars, and whirring keys. The lush production choices may borrow from cited influences like Blonde Redhead and Caribou, but Covers’ vocal delivery and hook-laden choruses more closely resemble vibrant indie-rock acts like Phoenix and The Strokes. The fluctuating glitz of the keys is an excellent addition throughout, the alternation of organ and synth sounds producing a swirling carnival-like feel that helps immediately place Covers in respectable territory, especially for a debuting act. We’ll definitely hear more from these guys soon.