Louis London is made up of five beautiful young Sydney guys who really know how to make a sweet indie rock tune. They’ve just released their second EP The Big Deep and it is absolutely killer. If I were to list all of the separate parts of Louis London that work together to form their effortless magic then I would be here all day – they really are quite wonderful. It’s no surprise that these guys have packed out a multitude of local venues and have supported artists such as Rufus, Bag Raiders and Hunting Grounds.
I think the mark of a truly impressive band is how hard they fight to make the best music that they possibly can. As these five dudes have mixed responsibilities between part-time work and university they had to put their heads together on how to fund their newest EP – and so they ended up utilising the ever-popular power of crowdfunding to source the ca$h. These dudes knew they could step up their game on The Big Deep and just had to find a way to be able to do it financially – and so goes the story of how they will be cooking a three course dinner for a party of 12 for the kind individual who pledged the most money to the band.
It doesn’t take long to hear the extra love and care that has been put into “The Big Deep” as a result of this. The record was produced by Lachlan Mitchell (The Jezabels) and Nathan Sheehy (Dune Rats) at Sydney’s Jungle Studios and essentially does throw you into the big deep. There is some impeccable and striking songwriting across the record, which is refreshing in the sometimes repetitive indie-rock genre. Sonically, the record features incredible guitar work, lush synths and gentle but exceptional percussion. As if this wasn’t enough, Ed Saloman’s vocal abilities are straight out awe-inspiring and goosebump inducing. The band just work perfectly together like a well oiled machine. A testament to their brilliance is the raving reviews of their live shows which have been described as “like a raucous house party.”
This quintet are wrapping up their EP launch shows as we speak and I’m in all levels of despair that I missed out on what they made very clear was their biggest party yet in Sydney on Friday. If you’re in Melbourne, get yourself down to see these babes on Friday the 13th. I’m positive you won’t regret it.