Loving Morning Harvey’s latest EP, ‘love&loveand.’

Since forming in 2011, Morning Harvey have been one of the Brisbane music scene’s vastly underrated acts. Cobbling together a sound steeped in psychedelia and groove-soaked riffs teleported directly from the late 60s and early 70s, punctuated by the carefree vocals of lead singer Spencer White, the band today released a five track EP, love&loveand., as well as announcing an Australian tour to back it up.

The EP kicks off with the gorgeous Pinch Me Velvet, a song that sucks you in with pounding guitar riffs and a hypnotic backbeat, breaking down beautifully midway through only to be built back up to a soaring crescendo. The high point of the EP, Smith Street Swap Meet immediately follows, with reverberating vocals and guitars drenched in feedback, the best I can describe this is a sunny winter’s morning, the wavy little guitar solo mid-song is just nifty.

Next up is the slow-burning love story of T.I.D.E., Smith spreading his vocal wings across a shimmering, kaleidoscopic soundscape which flows naturally into Girl Euphoria, the chorus of which will hook you in immediately. The song is buoyed by a guitar solo full of beautiful twists and bends.

Quince closes the EP out stunningly, the overlapping reverb and gentle acoustic riff that opens the song is mesmerising, the song a perfect mix of acoustic tranquility and grunge-y guitars with some neatly placed synths that harken back to the days of Super Nintendo playing it out.

A scintillating little burst of sound from Morning Harvey. The entire album is a healthy mix of fuzzy guitars, haunting vocals and lyrical themes evoking some deeply pleasant introspection. Sonically, it’s The Stone Roses and Soundgarden drinking a cup of mushroom tea, and you can catch it in a live environment that the record surely does not do justice to on the following dates:

Sat, Jul 4: Sol Bar, Maroochydore

Fri, Jul 10: Great Northern, Byron Bay

Sat, Jul 11: Elephant and Wheelbarrow, Brisbane

Wed, Jul 15: Beach Road Hotel, Sydney

Fri, Jul 17: Shebeen, Melbourne

Sat, Jul 18: Gallery Bar, Sydney