Melbourne outfit Total Giovanni burst onto my radar with their Talking Heads-esque debut track, Human Animal. I thought to myself, “I wonder where they’re going with this,” due to the fact that the Australian electronic/dance scene shows no sign of slowing down with bands pining to be the next BIG THING. Well, my questions were answered today as their follow up track Can’t Control My Love not only solidifed their place as “Ones to Watch for 2015″, but also solidified their place in my heart.
Through the swirling and rising of the synths, the seamless weaving in between not so much genres as decades, and the drum beats only one who is secretly obsessed with the ’80s could love, Can’t Control My Love is a big statement from the band. These guys ain’t no flash in the pan, and now they have the tracks to prove it!
Having already supported Client Liaison, as well as having played at Dark Mofo, Melbourne Music Week and Paradise Festival, it’s no wonder they were booked for the illustrious Golden Plains next year. They have also signed with Two Bright Lakes and Remote Control, who have confirmed there will be an album out next year.
The question with these guys has officially shifted to “when” instead of “if”, when it comes to wondering just how long it is until they truly breakthrough. I, for one, cannot wait!