Track of the Day: Drop Legs “Witness The Eucalyptus” (2019)

Byron Bay five piece have followed up their 2018 debut album King Brown Sun Down, with their latest slice of smooth and chilled vibes, new single, “Witness The Eucalyptus”. 

The first of what promises to be many singles this year, “Witness The Eucalyptus”, is the product of several differing elements and genres all combined into one captivating and enjoyable package. Encouraging others to disconnect from technology, the song is about the material obsession with devices which blind us to the beauty that surrounds. The concept for the single came to lead vocalist Ham Blacket after teaching and performing alongside the Aboriginal Ngarluma and Yinjibarnrdi people in the rural Western Australia. 

The mixture of those different stylistic elements reminded me somewhat of the now sadly defunct WA band, The Brow, especially with the inclusion of the brass and rap elements, as well as Ocean Alley. Listening to the track, it’s really no surprise that they’re amassing more and more fans across the country. There’s a lot to love here, but I’d almost say that little guitar hook/riff is worth the price of admission alone. 

The band have just been added as the main support on fellow Byron native Tones and I’s now sold out tour. So, if you’re one of the lucky few with tickets, make sure you get down early! 

“Witness The Eucalyptus” is available now. You can keep up to date with all the latest from Drop Legs via their Facebook and Instagram.

Tones And I May/June Tour w/ Drop Legs

May 18th | The Workers Club | Melbourne, VIC [SOLD OUT]
May 19th | The Workers Club | Melbourne, VIC [SOLD OUT]
May 23rd | Black Bear Lodge | Brisbane, QLD [SOLD OUT]
May 23rd | Black Bear Lodge | Brisbane, QLD [SOLD OUT]
May 30th | Oxford Art Factory | Sydney, NSW [SOLD OUT]
May 31st | Oxford Art Factory | Sydney, NSW [SOLD OUT]
Jun 1st | Oxford Art Factory | Sydney, NSW [SOLD OUT]

Simon Clark

Books Editor. An admirer of songs and reader of books. Simon has a PhD in English and Comparative Literature. All errant apostrophes are his own.

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