This is from the deep end of Canberra’s musical gene pool:
Waterford’s new single Reasoned is heading out into the world.
Reasoned is a song about confusion. About getting lucky and knowing that luck is fleeting. Sitting in the sun enjoying the good times, but feeling pre-emptively nostalgic for the good times when the bad times come, as said good times continue (thus thwarting those good times). Sure, the narrative lacks structure. But the tune is lovely.
And Waterford is a band of men from Canberra. A band of men who play literate rock or, in drummer-speak, music by dudes who read. They’ve shared the stage with Oh Mercy, Crayon Fields and Lazy Susan and their 2010 single London, England was spun on JJJ, ZZZ and, ah, Yass FM.
Reasoned is lifted from the forthcoming album Say Ok, recorded with Bruce Callaway (The Triffids) and mastered by Casey Rice (Songs, Dirty Three). The film clip (produced by Missing Bits Productions) was completed despite Government security ushering the band off Canberra’s laneways with stern words of reproach. Waterford, sticking it to The Man (before apologising and heading home for a cup of tea).
There’s more about this on the Birds Love Fighting website.
Well worth checking out even if they do describe Haig Park as “the junky pine forest in Braddon”.
The full album is coming out on 31 October and they’ll be instore at Landspeed that day as well as a big show at the Polish Club on 18 November (supported by the Ellis Collective for full emotional overload).