WORDS BY TARA CAMPBELL
It’s time to fall in love with a brand new band who are sure to have an impressive future ahead of them. New kids on the block- ‘Tawny Port’ are a brand new band hailing from the South Coast of NSW. The female-fronted indie rock band takes inspiration from The 1975, Alex Lahey and Maddy Jane, creating a perfect mix of ‘raw edge, with a hint of nostalgia’.
Their debut single ‘Long Black Days & Earl Grey Nights’ is everything you could ask for from a track. Even from the first second of the track, the band are showing how ready they are to dominate this music industry. Instantly, I’m taken aback by the fact that we haven’t heard from Tawny Port before. There’s a familiarity in their sound; nostalgic summer memories passed.
Long Black Days & Earl Grey Nights has that ‘classic Aussie indie rock’ sound to it, with catchy and very relatable lyrics (and a few sneaky references to the music industry legends *Little Red Corvette*). I can already see this song being one of those music festival classics; thousands of people singing along to the track and dancing with their friends at Splendour In The Grass.
Honestly, words cannot describe this track. It’s the soundtrack to a coming-of-age film, that part of the movie where everyone is accepting that it’s okay to be where they are in their lives. The one scene where they’re driving off into the sunset, screaming lyrics and just existing. It’s the tunnel song.
I cannot emphasise how much you must listen to this track- this isn’t the last we’ve heard of this band. You’re going to love this if you’re a fan of Ruby Fields, Middle Kids or Gang Of Youths. Give Tawny Port a chance, you won’t be disappointed.