PHANTASTIC FERNITURE - PHANTASTIC FERNITURE VINYL (LTD. ED. PINK)
LIMITED EDITION PINK VINYL
Release Date: 27th July 2018
Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin is joined by pals Elizabeth Hughes, Ryan K Brennan and Tom Stephens to bring us their debut self-titled album as Phantastic Ferniture. Originally formed as a side-project for the band's members, Phantastic Ferniture took on a dominant role once the songs started to flow and the incredible results, which feature on the record, bore fruit. The band make free-flowing, fun-time, country-tinged indie rock with a lo-fi edge that flickers from emotional to invigorating in both musical and lyrical form. Don’t let this slip under you radar if you’re fans of the following…
For Fans Of: Big Thief, Middle Kids, Nadia Reid, Hop Along
"Phantastic Ferniture, the project of Julia Jacklin, Elizabeth Hughes, Ryan K Brennan and Tom Stephens, release a debut self-titled album on Transgressive. The mission is obvious: Don’t overthink it. These artists' shared want to shake the shackles of their meticulously crafted solo work to experience a second, giddy adolescence is evident in the garage-pop perfection introduced today. “I’d gone straight into folk music,” says Jacklin, “so every experience I’d had on stage was playing sad music with a guitar in my hand. I thought, I would love to know what it’s like to make people feel good and dance.” Phantastic Ferniture’s spiritual home may be the garage but they were born in a bar, specifically the hallowed basement of Frankie’s Pizza in Sydney. One late night in 2014, on Jacklin’s birthday, a group hug manifested amid the pinball machines, with all ten participants vowing to form a band. “Only four of us remembered the next day,” notes Hughes. United by fern puns and a love of leisurewear, the band met up whenever schedules would allow, writing songs and playing smatterings of dates to an increasingly devoted audience. Eventually it was decreed that this was no side project and an LP should follow. The result is one of the most enjoyable albums of 2018. “It feels really good,” Jacklin says with satisfaction. “It’s like having an alter ego.”"