Brisbane quartet Blank Realm return with their most blistering release to date. Grassed Inn expands further the fluorescent pop leanings that shone through last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Go Easy‘. The result is an album packed with soaring psych melodies & love stained lyrics, one of the sharpest pop records to emerge from the current Australian underground renaissance.
Having moved on from their open-ended experimental beginnings, Blank Realm have veered toward songs in the manner of later-era Big Star, The Zombies, or Echo & The Bunnymen, all refracted through a grimy basement lens.
Blank Realm comprises of siblings Daniel Spencer (drum & vocal), Sarah Spencer (synth & vocal) and Luke Spencer (bass), with the addition of Luke Walsh on guitar & production. This new record is much catchier than anything they have previously crafted, yet also much darker.
Grassed Inn is a startling prospect, one that harnesses the spirit of ‘Go Easy’ and and propels it into one of the most exciting pop albums of recent years.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.