After spending the majority of last year roaming across the US and Australia, delivering stellar live performances at showcases CMJ and Canadian Music Week, Sunshine Coast-based indie-rock group Selahphonic have returned home in 2016 to deliver their brand new single Ghosts of 1999 and East Coast tour dates.
Allow Selahphonic to bathe you in what could be the last of summer vibes for a little while. Smooth synths and catchy hooks are teeming in Ghosts of 1999.
As summer drifts away, sun-dazed memories floating to the recesses of our minds intending to remain dormant until the end of this year, Selahphonic’s surf drenched, indie-pop anthems aren’t letting go so fast. Like the one romance that just vanished at the end of the summer, Ghosts of 1999 is the perfect nostalgic soundtrack to dance away all that fervour, love, and subsequent heartbreak.
With the lead guitar bursting out the infectious hook in the opening of Ghost of 1999, their indie-rock sound is met with a wave of electronic and synthesiser infused beats. Much like Two Door Cinema Club, The Wombats and St. Lucia, melding together a number of musical styles to create such a big sound, Selahphonic have captivated listeners’ attention with their own unique and energetic power-pop vibes.
Selahphonic have taken the backdrop of the beach, paired it with an unfamiliar rock sound and the best of eighties-era pop synthesisers to create Ghosts of 1999. Backed by a mammoth rhythm section and the electronic echoing ‘woahs’ layered throughout Ghosts of 1999, lively front man Jamie Coyle’s uplifting and dynamic vocal ties in perfectly with their buzzing, electric sound.
In coming weeks the sunshine coast boys intend to reveal an accompanying music video for Ghosts of 1999. The group continue to tease fans on their Instagram pages with one of the boys adorning a white rabbit costume head, playing the piano and cycling around in public.
Until then, the Sunshine Coast locals have announced a string of East Coast tour dates in Brisbane, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne and have snagged spot on Sea N’ Sound Fest in Moolooaba, QLD.
The quartet combine their passion of music with their skills as filmmakers to deliver a blazing, sensory video-sonic live show. Receiving kudos from the likes of Triple j Unearthed, The Music, Semplesize, Acid Stag, waves of Selahphonic’s catchy brand of indie tunes are going to cause a massive explosion this coming year.