If you dig infectious melodies, jangly indie rock guitar lines and hip-shaking grooves then look no further than the new tune from Sydney’s Pearl The Girl, ‘Little Animal’.
Full disclosure -- I met Pearl randomly on a boat a few weeks back. My mate and I were trying to take a selfie on the deck while the merciless Sydney Harbour wind was destroying our hair and Pearl kindly offered to take the snap for us. We got to chatting and discovered that we were both musos (she also told me a story about accidentally poisoning herself one time with some leaves off a random plant in her house that she accidentally ate after mistaking it for discarded salad, but that’s neither here nor there). Anyway, a few weeks later when a press release bearing her band name on it appeared in my inbox, I was coloured intrigued.
Needless to say the song attached did not disappoint (otherwise I wouldn’t be writing about it obvs).
‘Little Animal’ is an irresistible indie rock bop, with an upbeat bassline that rollicks playfully beneath Pearl’s bubbly Aussie-inflected vibrato, delivering honest lyrics about one night romances with equal parts heart and sass.
The tune has been sliced off the band’s forthcoming debut album Just A Phase (due out Monday, 15th April), which will see Pearl The Girl hit the road for an East Coast tour stopping in Melbourne, Brisbane, Wollongong, Mona Vale and Sydney.
Catch all the details - and take ‘Little Animal’ for a spin - below.
WED MAY 15 | THE GASOMETER HOTEL | MELBOURNE
WED MAY 22 | BLACK BEAR LODGE | BRISBANE
THURS MAY 30 | RAD BAR | WOLLONGONG
FRI MAY 31 | PARK HOUSE HOTEL | MONA VALE
THURS JUNE 6 | THE LANSDOWNE HOTEL | SYDNEY