Flying the flag for new Australian contemporary rock is Sydney based band Indigo Point. They’ve just dropped the lead track from their forthcoming EP Monochrome, due on the 27th of August. School friends Sam Morrell (guitar, vocals), J.J. Tempas (bass) and Josh Mason (drums) formed the band in 2018 and have had an EP and four singles released to date.
Will I Still Be Here Tomorrow kicks off without deliberation, a steaming bass guitar-led groove set against the lyric’s sober-eyed observations. The song evolves efficiently, from the low-register vocals of the verses straight into the bold clarity of the chorus. And it’s the kind of chorus you can sink your teeth into. Without forgoing any intensity, the band manage to retain an electrical charge while issuing forth a melodic tenacity, with the chorus sounding as complete and persuasive as a rock chorus could. When it comes to style, yes, we have been here before, but there’s a balance between light and dark, heft and air, that the band employs, and the result is a disciplined hard rock record with some bite in the verses and a robust hook in the chorus.
As the band has said, ‘We would also love to be a part of a movement that brought rock back into the mainstream, or at least into the new Australian scene which seems more and more to be defining itself by a new, psychedelic and surf-oriented sound that we’re not that into.’ This ambition seems to be noticeable. In the face of a saturated music marketplace, this aspiration to steer Australian rock towards the mainstream is admirable. The new track is sure to appease the band’s fans and initiate a groundswell of attention. ‘We like to think that our shows make us stand out. We put a lot of work into them and really bash ourselves when we feel like we gave a shit show. We try to put on a show, not just a performance.’ The energy of these live shows is successfully transposed on Will I Still Be Here Tomorrow,creating a vigorous and effective contemporary rock track.