Independent Artist of the Week :: Fountaineer
August 17th 2015
Fountaineer’s sound is a love letter to cultural artefacts and golden days, with a 21st-century sense of ingenuity and determination.
Born from the thrumming heartland of inland Victoria, the Bendigo four-piece call on the nostalgic sound of artists such as Bruce Springsteen and The War on Drugs to tell the stories of today. Their sense of cultural transcendence has earned them many accolades, an opening slot at Bendigo’s Groovin’ The Moo, and a tour with fellow Aussie/Americana enthusiasts Gang of Youths.
Their latest single ‘Grand Old Flags‘ and the accompanying video is a microcosm of the band’s mission itself – nostalgic and humble with a charmingly innovative DIY aesthetic. Each frame is filled to the brim with 80’s and 90’s cultural references, beautifully appropriated and revived through their poetic lyricism.
Their debut LP Greater City, Greater Love is due for release early 2016, but you can listen to ‘Grand Old Flags’ via their Soundcloud right now.
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