Two years after their debut self-titled album, Brisbane band Dumb Things return with the first taste of their sophomore album, Time Again. ‘Today Tonight’ polishes the sunburnt pop patented on their debut to a sheen, but leaves the edges on. The luminous guitars swirl around one another, underpinned by lyrics that cast a simultaneously romantic and cynical eye on the work, tv, sleep, repeat cycle.
Written in a half-forgotten outer suburb jam room, the music is layered, but the writing is sharp. Small details are magnified over a meandering cross-country drive. The guitars are in constant conversation with each other, swapping stories which feel simultaneously nostalgic and indifferent