OUT FEBRUARY 19, 2021
Available to ship mid-February.
150 Copies Worldwide. – Hand Numbered –
150g Emerald Green 12″ | Lyric Sheet Insert
Featuring the singles:
Old Mind of Mine & Steely Fences.
Meanjin/Brisbane alt-country/indie-folk-five-piece Full Power Happy Hour deliver an enchanting collection on songs of great depth and beauty based around the beguiling songs and bewitching vocals of singer-songwriter Alex Campbell. The band’s unique aesthetic mixes the intimacy and fragility of ‘60s folk singers like Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez with the ramshackle bonhomie of The Pogues, tempered by a more modern indie-rock sensibility akin to The Clean, with results that are purely and defiantly Full Power Happy Hour.
While on the surface the genesis of Full Power Happy Hour seems to trace directly back to the fertile Brisbane punk scene – where for years many of its members shared both bands and stages – it’s heart dates back further, to singer-songwriter Alex Campbell’s early infatuation with the female voices of the ‘60s folk scene. Having stockpiled a growing collection of heartfelt songs which didn’t suit the punk aesthetic of her earlier bands, she pulled together some like-minded friends from both her past bands and immediate circle – namely Grace (guitar/vocals), Caroline (bass/vocals), Finn (tambourine/vocals) and Joe (drums) – and together they set out to mould the Full Power Happy Hour aesthetic. Having built a strong hometown following with their heartfelt, high-energy live shows, their debut release The Fun EP (2019) topped the 4ZZZ Top 20 chart and they’re now upping their ante with their assured debut self-titled album, a collection rife with impassioned lyrics, joyful instrumentation and heart-stirring harmonies.