wesley fuller Melvista EP (5-track purple vinyl 12", £7.95)label: 1965
Wesley Fuller could well be the baby face of local pop in 2016. Surrounded by a telling tuft of 1970s curls and backed by a troupe of Melbourne’s brightest players - Liam Hopkins (lead guitar), Brendan West (bass) and Brett Wolfenden (drums) - it won’t be an easy face to forget. A charismatic character with a penchant for the neo-psychedelic, Wesley waltzes confidently onto any stage. • His UK debut, ‘Melvista’, a track which gathered support from the likes of Lauren Laverne and Steve Lamacq on 6Music, Huw Stephens on Radio 1, John Kennedy on Radio X and the NME, sets the scene with its Technicolor assault of catchy melodies, glorious harmonies and thumping disco beats. • Written years ago as a teen fuelled by Smirnoff double blacks and late night MSN chats, Wesley seamlessly captures the intensity of your first crush: an affair full of strange and new experiences set to a backdrop of unabashed altpop.
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