SUPPORT FOR SINGLES OFF ‘CHARLES BONNET’
“The Washing Line Economy’s ‘one to watch’ status proved to be correct.”
“This is an apt one for The Washing Line Economy crew because it’s breezy and sunny conditions all round. Load up!” – 4/5 stars
Declan Byrne – triple j (AUS)
“After dishing up a glowing set of songs on 2020’s debut album, The Washing Line Economy have hit – nay! walloped – their straps with this newie. It’s like a warm little pocket of indie-psych sunshine and it feels very them.” – 4/5 stars
Dave Ruby Howe – triple j Unearthed (AUS)
‘Luminary’ premiered on triple j Unearthed’s TOPS program
‘Luminary’ added to rotation on triple j Unearthed
‘Mirrors’ added to rotation on ABC’s rage
Perth-based indie-pop five-piece The Washing Line Economy have today revealed their compelling new EP ‘Charles Bonnet’ – produced and mixed by Nick Ireland (Spacey Jane, Dulcie, Butter).
‘Charles Bonnet’ is six tracks of pensive, whimsical psych-pop, drenched in exuberant energy and technicolour. Exploring a wide range of theoretical lyrical subjects, the playthrough EP accentuates the group’s evolved identity, producing an intellection from authenticity and realism.
“The EP delivers a psychedelic take on the discovery of philosophical thinking and combines this with commentary on modern issues such as the current climate crisis,” explains the band. “Taking its name from Charles Bonnet Syndrome; in short, vivid hallucinations experienced before losing sight, the extended play offers a deeper look on modern society and represents a vivid hallucination experienced when taking a mental step back, an abstraction from reality.”
Opening track ‘Xibalba’ effortlessly flows with its prominent and fanciful use of wobbly synths and textural intricacies. Adept use of dynamics and subtleties make for a salient introduction as the track flows through seamless polyphonic choruses. Lead single ‘Luminary’ follows, spurring with a rush of phased guitars and balanced rhythms, accentuated with elusive reverberation and pedantic rudiments of dream-pop, allowing the graceful melodies to soar and float above the mix.
Third track ‘Realisation’ continues the harmonious movement of the EP, showcasing the band’s tentative funk-laden capabilities, exploding with bursts of colour and dexterity. This is followed by the sonically intensified fourth track ‘Mania’, heightening the vitality with an unbridled cacophony of euphonious undercurrents, ascending towards its inebriating climax.
Fifth track and recent single ‘Mirrors’ begins the tranquil comedown, as cleverly constructed guitar riffs and ethereal synths combine with sophisticated drums and bass to produce an exquisite offering of indie-pop virtuosity. The EP closes out with final instalment ‘Sleep In It’, a calmative poignant track that reflects and encapsulates the sentiments of previous songs, rounding off a momentous body of work from an exciting and revitalising group of musicians.
Singles off ‘Charles Bonnet’ have been heavily praised from the likes of Pilerats, AAA Backstage, IGGY Magazine (FRA), The Australian Music Scene, Unheard, Rawing In The Pit and Niche Music (JPN). It also received radio support from triple j, triple j Unearthed, Radio Adelaide, RTR FM, Edge Radio, 2SER, 4ZZZ, 2RRR, SYN FM, Central Coast Radio and Radio Fremantle. The video for ‘Mirrors’ was added to rotation on ABC’s rage.
‘Charles Bonnet’ is available worldwide now
THE WASHING LINE ECONOMY
‘CHARLES BONNET’ EP LAUNCH
FRI 22 OCT | BADLANDS BAR, PERTH WA
EP Track Listing:
6. Sleep In It
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