Following the release of their early 2018 neon-hued debut single “Lovely”, the Adelaide-based sad-pop post-punk quartet Pinkish Blu recently dropped their highly anticipated second single “Capricorn”. Earning praise such as “reflective, descriptive and full of depth” (triple j unearthed), “a four-minute burst of energy that unites their 80s influences with this punk-meets-dance” (Pilerats), and “the sad-pop anthem you need to knock you right in the feels while simultaneously pumping you up” (Purple Sneakers), and channelling their emotional, 80’s inspired, post-punk, happy-sad vibes, “Capricorn” delivers a sonically energetic punch.
The alternative sad-pop band Pinkish Blu quickly established themselves in the Adelaide music scene in 2017 with their popular first single release, Hung Up. After only playing a handful of shows, the ‘feelsy’ five piece had already shared the stage with bands such as WAAX, Skeggs, Will Wagner (The Smith Street Band), Sleep Talk and Horror My Friend. The end of 2017 saw Pinkish Blu take a step back from live shows to work on their next release and develop their sound.
“After we had written and recorded a full alt-punk EP and were planning on releasing it, Brice our vocalist came to us with a fresh new sounding song. This was the first version of Lovely, it still held on to the punk vibes we were currently writing but was pulling away to a more synth-pop sound. After realising the potential of Lovely we decided to push our creativeness further than we had before and to follow the new sound leaving behind the punk EP. We feel we have really found a sound that lets us explore our creative capabilities more so now than ever before” said guitarist Sebastian James.
Now with a new line-up and sound, Pinkish Blu have supported bands such as The Rubens, Last Dinosaurs, Trophy Eyes, The Delta Riggs, Kingswood and MANE, as well as performed at Adelaide’s staple Stonecutters Festival, Groovin The Moo Wayville and BIGSOUND Festival 2018. After the release of “Lovely” they also signed management with Rachel Whitford of 27 Music and bookings with Jimmy Kleiner of Select Music.
A creatively mature step in the direction of owning their unique sound, latest single “Capricorn” is filled with synth hooks and signature guitar tone, complimented with inventive songwriting and lyricism.
With references ranging from Greek mythology and star signs, to the bible, “Capricorn” speaks about how the strange and wonderful depths of one’s mind can be hard to deal with when in a relationship.