Minibikes have been soundtracking Australia’s endless summer for over a decade now, releasing their debut collection of tropicana rock ‘n roll For Woods Or Trail in 2011. Since then the somewhat elusive four-piece of Marcel Borrack, Libby Chow, Nathan Farrelly and Al Barden have been scarce on the live music scene, having played a handful of intimate gigs in their time together, but are gearing up to change this trend in a post-COVID world, no doubt to welcome their forthcoming album Freaky Dreams to the world. Their sophomore LP was recorded with Tim Harvey (Jade Imagine, Gena Rose Bruce) and is set to be released Friday 12 June through local label Cheersquad Records & Tapes. Pre-orders, including limited edition vinyl, available now through Cheersquad’s Bandcamp. Dive in!
‘I Can Feel Ya’ is out now via Cheersquad Records & Tapes
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Freaky Dreams LP is out Friday 12 June via Cheersquad Records & Tapes
Album pre-sales now available through Bandcamp
EXCLUSIVES PRE-RELEASE TRACK BY TRACK PLAYS AVAILABLE BELOW!!!!!
An instrumental to set up the album. Its blurry atmospheric palette is a taster of what’s to come. LISTEN TO EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE TRACK PLAY HERE
A daydreaming song where the narrators boss is a jerk. Who would believe it? LISTEN TO EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE TRACK PLAY HERE
I’ve always loved songs that make a musical departure from the obvious lyrical theme. I also love so many musical styles things can get a bit confusing at times. I was either going to write this song or put metal studs on a Micky mouse jumper. LISTEN TO EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE TRACK PLAY HERE
This song was inspired by an English progressive rock guitarist, but I’ve cleverly changed the name so you can’t tell who it is. LISTEN TO EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE TRACK PLAY HERE
You’re so rad
It’s a love song. LISTEN TO EXCLUSIVE RE-RELEASE TRACK PLAY HERE
I can feel ya
Continuing the love theme…Sometimes you are so in love you just want to stay in and watch TV. LISTEN TO EXCLUSIVE RE-RELEASE TRACK PLAY HERE
Just say Steely Dan were born and raised in LA and then moved to New York to make albums…this was my line of thinking with this track. A West Coast reversal. LISTEN TO EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE TRACK PLAY HERE
Got em all foxed
I wrote it on a Casio DG20 guitar synth. LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE TRACK PLAY HERE
Short songs are good. LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE TRACK PLAY HERE
I thought it was time someone updated “Bat out of hell” Asolo that sounds like a minibike was the icing on the cake …eat your heart out Todd Rundgren. LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE TRACK PLAY HERE
In the future
Straddles the gulf between hope and despair. LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE TRACK PLAY HERE
Melbourne four-piece Minibikes reveal ‘70s channeling video for their latest indie jam ‘I Can Feel Ya’ + Freaky Dreams LP officially out Friday 12 June
Beloved Melbourne outfit Minibikes aren’t letting a little doom and gloom get in the way of releasing some of the warmest tunes you’ll hear this winter. The sunshine conjurers have just released their latest indie jangle ‘I Can Feel Ya’ lifted off their forthcoming LP Freaky Dreams and are excited to celebrate with a bright new video clip out today.
Visually stunning, Minibikes’ haunting new video captures a quintessentially ‘70s vibe through a Cindy Sherman meets Puberty Blues aesthetic framing a giddy protagonist as she lounges, dances and tends to her little friends at home. An afternoon soirée for two, the Angie Black directed clip envelopes the track’s happy-go-lucky energy in an eccentric mismatch of bygone times and future prospects.
“I love dance on screen and the concept began as a woman home alone, largely playing on the gender stereotype of being lonely and vulnerable. We wanted to subvert the cinematic notions of women isolated and decaying mental health. Collaborating with Marce and Amanda Morris the choreographer, dancer was a lot of fun. Everyone on the same page both aesthetically and creatively. We were open to influence and suggestion from all the key creatives. We never tired of hearing the song. It’s still on high rotation in our playlists. It’s such a smooth track.” – Angie Black
“This clip was such fun to make! It’s so eerie because it’s depicting someone living in isolation, staying at home and being cut off from the world. We made the clip well before the lockdown and never imagined this was about to become a daily reality for the world at large.” – Marcel Borrack