It’s been about a year now since we first fell in love with Pipsy. Last July, with the release of their album Users, we were immediately introduced to the band’s jangly and incredibly infectious brand of music. Since then, we haven’t stopped listening.
Now, with the release of their new EP Strung Out, the Melbourne-based outfit continue to build themselves as one of our favourite emerging bands. It should go without saying that we’re stoked to be premiering it for you today.
On their new EP Strung Out, Melbourne-based outfit Pipsy present a jangly and deeply infectious slice of indie-rock brilliance.
Throughout the new EP, Pipsy—made up of Paul Pouwels, Dan Hoffman, and Shane Hellyer—dance through a deeply addictive blend of indie-rock, dream-pop, grunge, and psych to craft a sound uniquely their own. With jangly instrumentation and endearing, surfy vocal hooks, Strung Out is a six-track collection of pure indie listening bliss.
Across its 20-minute run-time, the EP navigates myriad sonic territories—it never sits in one place for too long. The EP’s title track is a fuzzy slice of pop-rock, while ’93 leans more into the world of psychedelic folk. By the time EP closer Sad Day reaches its euphoric conclusion, you too will have fallen in love with Pipsy.
Strung Out is the latest in a string of consistently great releases from this Melbourne band, and I’m sure we can safely expect plenty more great tunes in the future.
In the meantime, do yourself a favour and listen to the new EP above.