Sunny Coast trio, Fragile Animals release new video/announce new EP and dates.
It's been a steady rise for Sunshine Coast's Fragile Animals to date. With a swiftly swelling following and national radio play for recent singles 'Come Down' and 'Landing', the dream-rock trio are proud to announce release details of their forthcoming second EP - Only Shallow / Only More - for Friday, March 29 as well as the video for 'Come Down' and some new live dates to boot.
For the especially eagle-eyed observers of Australian indie music, Fragile Animals have proven to be a rare treat out of the Sunshine Coast and seemingly ready for the big stage. Ever since 2017 and the release of their debut single 'Signals' and subsequent EP Light That Fades, their star has burned brighter and brighter and led to this point. 'Come Down' precedes a full EP release and is a subtly-hooky highlight of the piece with an uncanny familiarity and captivating in its understated execution.
Shot once again by Short Stack Productions in Brisbane, the video for 'Come Down' picks up immediately where the train-focused narrative of 'Landing' left off, this time with our protagonist (played by actor Sharnee Tones) taking the lead through a mysterious myriad of events.
The band says of the video: "It is a bit of a sequel, but mostly it's a tribute to landline phones and answering machines. We wanted to continue the narrative we began with [previous video for single] 'Landing'. We've always adored videos like 'Just' from Radiohead and wanted this one to capture that similar uneasy and bittersweet feel."
Produced by Elliot Heinrich (Ayla, High Tropics) at Heliport Studios in Buderim, the EP - Only Shallow / Only More - is comprised of five perfectly understated indie rock songs - it's the graduation with flying colours every band looks to strike upon and the promise Fragile Animals made when triple j Unearthedfeatured them in May of 2018, awarding them a chance to play at the Big Pineapple Festival.
Their blend of the melancholic and the luscious layering of shimmering guitars has drawn comparisons to the likes of Wolf Alice, Tired Lion and Hatchie, while the subtle yet hooky melodies of Victoria Jenkins provides the.glorious and understated substance - part indie pop, part shoegaze paragon.
The first taste of the EP arrived late last year - lead single 'Landing' set the scene for the release – it quickly stacked up 60k+ streams on Spotify, garnered some triple j play and, just recently, earned a place as a shortlisted semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.
On the back of their debut EP, they've shared stages with Violent Soho, Cub Sport, Dune Rats and Polish Club. They'll be supporting their EP release with a bunch of shows up and down the east coast in the coming months, with a local show at Solbar, supporting The Tommyhawks on Friday March 29th, with Something Something Explosion.