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ARTIST
TITLE
From A View
FORMAT
LP

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WOOME 011B-LP WOOME 011B-LP
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RELEASE DATE
1/8/2021

LP version. 180 gram vinyl; edition of 400. Edgy Antipodean indie-rock/jangle for fans of The Clean/Flying Nun/Rolling Blackouts/The Vaselines/Goon Sax/Go-Betweens. From A View is the debut album from Melbourne's Floodlights. From A View explores themes of identity, personal cross-roads and the misuse of power. The band's first exploration into proper studio recording with a well-regarded sound engineer. It was recorded over two days onto a 24-track tape machine at Head Gap studios in Preston in November. Floodlights are made up of members Louis Parsons, Ashlee Kehoe, Joe Draffen, and Archie Shannon. They present a distinctly Australian perspective, with a shambolic, catchy sound that melds '80s indie-rock rock with '90s New Zealand jangle-pop. Following a tour of Australia's East Coast in October 2019 the band began working on From A View. The songs were arranged and performed as a band, but often began from Louis or Ash presenting ideas to the group and building on them from there. The songs themselves were written over various points in the bands short career, yet come together very fittingly to show their distinct sound. Lead single "Thanks For Understanding" is about two lives going in different directions. It describes the complicated process of growing apart from someone, even though you still care for them. Nao Anzai (Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever) engineered the album and then mixed it over the infamous Australian summer. Mikey Young (Total Control/Eddie Current) recently added the final touch with mastering.