Dive into Tidal Peak’s wonderfully disorientating new EP Lonely Spring

Entering the music of Tidal Peak (the studio project of Brisbane-based singer-songwriter Kyle Lacko) is an experience like no other. Lacko crafts mini-universes within each of his songs, and wandering around inside them will never not be an enjoyable time.

Now, with the release of his latest EP Lonely Spring, Lacko has further expanded his sound into something truly spell-binding. If you’re not already across this name, we strongly recommend you change that.

On his new EP Lonely Spring, Brisbane-based musician Tidal Peak presents a wonderfully disorientating slice of narcotised dream-pop.

Throughout the new EP, Tidal Peak glides through a hallucinatory blend of shoegaze, alt-rock, dream-pop, and psychedelia to craft a sound uniquely his own. With woozy guitar lines, shimmering synths, and dreamy vocal hooks, Lonely Spring is oozing with muzzy brilliance.

Across its five-track duration, the EP pulls in myriad sonic directions—it never sits in one place for too long. Lonely Spring kicks off the EP with droning guitars before progressing into a dark, groove-laden synth-pop number.

Molecular (feat. Lucy Korts) is the EP’s dreamiest offering, leaning more heavily into a narcotised brand of folk music, while Dark Clouds Gather Once More ropes industrial-driven pop sounds into its sonic vision.

By the time the EP’s closing track Gullsong fades out of existence, you’ll have been roped in completely by Tidal Peak’s wonderfully disorientating brand of music.

This is the latest in a string of consistently great releases from Tidal Peak, and judging by the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more great tunes.

In the meantime, do yourself a favour and listen to Lonely Spring above.