Since their emergence with the release of debut EP Colour My World in November 2018, Tamala Park Book Club have honed myriad musical and aesthetic influences, a dexterous array of rock, punk and pop all shining through. Dig a bit deeper and the Perth four can be found paying homage to the Japanese visual, kei, on tracks “Palette” and “Sakura Memories”, with the songs featuring a blend of hard hitting breakdowns and nostalgic melodies.
With Perth particularly isolated during the COVID pandemic, Tamala Park Book Club spent the difficult and introspective time expelling their frustration by writing. December’s hook-laden anti-ode to the 9-5, “You Can’t Spell Funeral Without A Little Fun’” was followed by “Soap” to kick off this year, as the band continues to work towards their debut album, slated for release in late 2022.
A sense of collaboration and cohesion is tangible in the Australian outfit’s musical output, but also ebbs through their intertwining of influences as well as regular instrument swaps between band members.
New single “Cut My Teeth” is another punch-packing anthem, a guide to overcoming toxic relationships and moving on from people who have held you back, whilst looking to a brighter future.