Foreign/National – ‘Pacific Cruise’


Having released their self-titled EP and a number of sublime singles in under 12 months, Foreign/National never keep us waiting any great length of time for new jams.

Each release too, has offered a differing dimension to their casually cool sound and in keeping with this trend, the Melbourne five piece are back with a third single for the year, ‘Pacific Cruise’. Slinking and grooving with a stuttering, funky drumbeat, ‘Pacific Cruise’ takes their usual spread of wonderfully colourful, breezy, brightly imaginative and saturated fuzz-pop, fusing it with a splendid nod to Motown classics of old. The slinking bassline, those whispered vocals, the chorus and harmonies – which recall finer moments of freakbeat and British psych – make it neigh on impossible to resist its allure. Simultaneously laid-back and full of raw energy, ‘Pacific Cruise’ finds a balance that works perfectly, to form a blissful, harmonic and irresistible slice of psych-tinged nostalgia-pop. Foreign/National continue a fine run of form and deliver on their early promise, hopefully as in the past, we aren’t waiting around too long for the next installment.

Listen to ‘Pacific Cruise’ below and if it is to your liking, why not pop over here and try out some of their sublime previous releases?

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