The Montreals aren’t wasting anyone’s time on Y2K, a veritable bedroom pop banger

Despite what you may assume, the title of The Montreals’ new single Y2K  does not, in fact, pay homage to the turn-of-the-millennium apocalyptic nightmare that we’ve all too easily forgotten about. It has a much less dystopian feel.

“This one time at a festival, we asked the sound engineer if we could do a kazoo-based cover of Sandstorm, he said no. We said Y2K (Yes 2 Kazoo)”.

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Get your happy-go-lucky groove on with Y2K, a slice of indie pop heaven courtesy of Adelaide four piece The Montreals.

The Montreals’ latest single Y2K, which dropped last week, commands more than a single listen. The band have very much succeeded at making their songs sound like a rainbow.

Y2K deserves much more than the bedroom pop label that the band have assigned it themselves. It’s kind of bubblegum, sort of disco, almost indie. It’s as if someone grabbed Neon Indian and adjusted their brightness, contrast and saturation.

Y2K was recorded in a humble home studio in Thebarton, SA. It incorporates shitty (but charming) GarageBand synthesisers and direct-input guitars with zippy, polished production. It was mixed by Steve Schram (San Cisco, Paul Kelly) and mastered by Studio 301’s Steve Smart (Vance Joy, British India) and we think it’s pretty damn cool.

The Montreals don’t currently have any shows on the cards, but here’s hoping for some in the near future. Until then, check out the new single above.