Not one to be pigeonholed, Approachable Members Of Your Local Community combine elements of indie, electro, funk and disco throughout the EP to create a sound that is unapologetically fun-filled. Catchy hooks soar above bright, pulsating chords and 80s funk-infused synths, resulting in spirited indie-pop soundscapes akin to the likes of Vampire Weekend and Metronomy. Small Change is no exception, as its hook-laden melodies take centre stage, blistering with energy throughout. The single’s meaning is also incredibly poignant and more important that ever in the light of the ongoing Australian bushfire tragedies. “This summer has been challenging for so many we know and love, and especially for many whose experiences have been unimaginably traumatic and devastating,” Micky Fisher (bass) explains. “In the face of a national crisis, the country has galvanised to take back tomorrow. With an outpouring of support for our firefighters and affected communities, it’s clear that small change can have a big impact.”
Approachable Members will be raising funds for the bushfire relief efforts at all of their upcoming live shows. Details will be posted in the coming weeks.
Love Thy Neighbour is out on 14th February 2020 via AntiFragile.