The Tambourine Girls – “You Don’t See Me”


The first single from Australian quartet The Tambourine Girls’ second LP (due for release in early 2018), “You Don’t See Me” is a very stellar and melodically captivating effort. It touts a yearning vocal presence that plays convincingly, in addition to guitar flourishes that remind me of Pulp’s synth/guitar interplay on His ‘N’ Hers tracks like “Pink Glove.” Suffice to say, I was drawn in quickly.

“You Don’t See Me” is the band’s “take on Bob Dylan’s Talkin World War III Blues.” “There’s a line in there that could save the world if it were considered more often: “I don’t blame him too much though he didn’t know me,” explains frontman Simon Relf. The track’s final verse – “I think you loved me completely in darkness, so that’s where I’ll be,” – is a heartbreakingly effective conclusion that wraps this memorable track up perfectly.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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