Oh Mercy have pulled their ingeniously titled new album "Great Barrier Grief" fresh out of the oven and they have me eating my words.
When I saw these guys warm up for Ben Folds a few years ago, I thought they were a bit underwhelming.
To brutally honest, I declared that they were boring and should be kicked off the stage because I wanted to revel in the magic of Mr Folds. But having nibbled on their album throughout the week, I realised that Oh Mercy create subtle songs that are very pleasing to the ear. In fact halfway through my first listen of the track "Let me go", I was overcome with chills and yelped out "classic! classic!".
1. "Great Barrier Grief" is a nugget of aussie aural gold
2. Unlike Oh Mercy, I am not subtle in the least.