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Three Albums That Changed My Life: Flyying Colours

After gaining international attention with their first two EPs, Melbourne four-piece Flyying Colours are gearing up release their debut album Mindfullness on September 23. If their first two singles, It’s Tomorrow Nowand Long Holiday – which just came out today – are anything to go by, this is going to be one triumphant Australian release in a year that’s already overflowing with brilliant music.

The band are about to drop a second single from the album. In the meantime, we wanted to get to know them a little better, so we asked Brodie and Mel to share some albums which shaped their life. Enjoy!

Brodie: Oasis, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?

This was the the first album I ever owned, it was a christmas present on cassette. I had seen the Wonderwall video on Rage and loved it, then went on to realise that every song on the record was just as genius. It’s certainly one of those albums that whenever you might lose faith in writing songs, playing guitar or rock ‘n roll you can put on and realise it’s all okay. Deep.

Mel: Tame Impala, Tame Impala EP

I first heard this EP during a time when I seriously considered quitting playing music. It was at that point the best thing I had ever heard and it helped me reassess my values. Probably on my hundredth listen of Half Full Glass of Wine I knew that I would be lying to myself if I dedicated my life to any other pursuit.

Brodie: Sonic Youth, Evol

This was the first Sonic Youth record I could get my hands on after first watching The Year Punk Broke in high school. I was pretty overwhelmed with how dark, and expressive this album was, and it was easily the wildest thing I had ever heard a guitar do. Evol opened my mind to how weird you can get when making music, and that guitar “noise” can be artful, not just indulgence in volume.

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