Approachable Members Of Your Local Community
release insatiably addictive new single Small Change!
Ahead of the release of their upcoming EP Love Thy Neighbour, indie-funk quartet Approachable Members Of Your Local Community have now shared their vibrant new single Small Change, out now via AntiFragile.
Not one to be pigeonholed, Approachable Members Of Your Local Community combine elements of indie, electro, funk and disco throughout the EP to create a sound that is unapologetically fun-filled. Catchy hooks soar above bright, pulsating chords and 80s funk-infused synths, resulting in spirited indie-pop soundscapes akin to the likes of Vampire Weekend and Metronomy. Upcoming single Small Change is no exception, as its hook-laden melodies take centre stage, blistering with energy throughout. The single’s meaning is also incredibly poignant and more important that ever in the light of the ongoing Australian bushfire tragedies. “This summer has been challenging for so many we know and love, and especially for many whose experiences have been unimaginably traumatic and devastating,” Micky Fisher (bass) explains. “In the face of a national crisis, the country has galvanised to take back tomorrow. With an outpouring of support for our firefighters and affected communities, it’s clear that small change can have a big impact.”
Love Thy Neighbour is all about the celebration of community. The EP came from the band’s reflections about growing up, seeing their neighbourhoods change and gentrify and the internet become a more crazy and even a frightening place. The band elaborate, “It doesn’t take a genius to point out that there is some serious social division and hardship across the world right now. The Community is facing a whole series of challenges that aren’t easy, and aren’t disappearing anytime soon. Love Thy Neighbour is a call for positivity and hope, which Small Change talks directly to. In traditional Approachable style, we’ve consulted our local Rabbi and summoned our biblical roots in naming this release Love Thy Neighbour. It’s about empathy – to people, to places and the environment.”
Having originally met at school in the south-side streets of Melbourne, the quartet reunited two years ago and it’s been a rollercoaster ride of emotions ever since. They have already supported the likes of Lime Cordiale, half•alive, Polish Club, Kira Puru and Joyride to name a few, as well as having been announced as a SXSW 2020’s official showcase artist. Approachable Members Of Your Local Community have also enjoyed placements on influential alt-pop playlists such as Apple Music‘s Breaking Alternative playlist and Spotify‘s Poprox editorial playlist. They have also received coverage on numerous well-regarded publications including Atwood Magazine, Pilerats and Triple J to name a few.
Approachable Members will be raising funds for the bushfire relief efforts at all of their upcoming live shows. Details will be posted in the coming weeks.
Love Thy Neighbour is out on 14th February 2020 via AntiFragile.