TUNE The Stroppies - Cellophane Car
July 2019 Tour Dates
10th - Hug & Pint, Glasgow
12th - The Crescent, York
16th - Crofters Rights, Bristol
17th - Hope & Ruin, Brighton
18th - Lexington, London
“Whoosh is a silly word,” says Gus Lord of the Stroppies. “There is something completely nonsense about it, especially when removed from any kind of context. For me it conjures up images of something absurd and transient - two things fundamental in the experience of listening to or making good pop music.”
The perfect title for The Stroppies forthcoming debut album (which “Cellophane Car” is the lead single) with a sound that breezes along with boundless energy with a refrained pop strut. Infectious grooves married with the sort of jangling guitar melodies that sound like a prime-era Flying Nun band.
The Melbourne-based band formed together around a kitchen table in 2016 with a heavy focus around the essence of collaboration and a DIY ethos. This led to a number of cassette releases of lounge room recordings, which was then pressed onto vinyl to more acclaim. The Stroppies next step was then taking their DIY approach to home recordings into the studio to make a transitional leap to what would become their proper studio debut.
It’s a record that possesses all the spunk and gusto of a young band hurtling forward yet also knowing when to take their foot off the accelerator. An album that simultaneously feels young and fresh but wise beyond its years. “Whoosh is the most robust sounding release we have ever recorded,” Serfaty says. Combining taut post-punk rhythms, indie jangle, seamless melody and sugary pop, it’s a record that Lord says is influenced by: “All sorts of things - life, work, relationships, old cartoons and the last 60+ years of guitar-based pop music in some form or another."