Australia (Don't Ever Let Her Go)
I was in college the first time I remember hearing a drummer hammer a dance groove out of a steady beat and high-hat. Back then I thought that dancing was just a strange phenomenon that occurred two beers after you should have stopped drinking. The indie-dance-rock craze of the middle ’00s changed my mind quickly and turned that instrumental combo into one that I don’t think I’ll ever, ever, ever tire of when done well. And boy, do Finnish quartet Satellite Stories do it well.
For the first thirty seconds of “Australia (Don’t Ever Let Her Go)” we’re treated to some nice bouncy indie-pop, but soon after that the gloves come off and it’s hooks everywhere. There’s an obligatory quiet moment around two minutes but then it’s more hooks until the end, which comes far too soon. Find some open space, stream below and commence dancing.
STREAM: Satellite Stories – “Australia (Don’t Ever Let Her Go)”