Local Derby – “Forgive Forget”


A jangly pop sound enamors throughout “Forgive Forget,” a catching debut single from Local Derby, a duo hailing from Naarm/Melbourne. Earning quick praise and airplay on national radio (Triple J), the project’s sound resonates with a cathartic, vibrant character driving into the “forgive but don’t forget,” chorus. Telling “the story of an uncertain relationship and a road trip through Central Australia,” the track shines with its suave vocal confidence and steady jangly shimmering.

I’m anticipating what’s next from this duo, comprising Elsie Lange and Luke Henriques-Gomes.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2023’ Spotify playlist.

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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