Tony Mott and Michael Robinson

Aussie alternative rockers Greenhouse have cut their short hiatus with this peculiar and dramatic cut, first single from their long-awaited debut album.

From Mollongghip, a rural settlement that’s close enough to Melbourne, is Greenhouse. An alt/indie rock outfit whose previous singles have all hit the top-ten list on the Australian Alternative Charts. Long-awaited, God-like is the first single to be released in support of their upcoming debut. After a short hiatus that was untimely cut by the tragic and sudden death of their drummer, Greenhouse felt obliged to get back out there.

Taking in all the deceptive simplicity of God-Like makes it easy to see the appeal behind Greenhouse’s music. For starters, the tight musicianship that shows in the solid, grooving drums, and the driving, steady bass make for a rock-hard rhythmic base on which the rest of the song stands. The brilliantly clean production makes all the precious details pop up, most notably, the pristine mixing in of the drums sounds rich and in-your-face. The guitar has a deliciously overdriven tone, and the rhythmic chops are sharp and intoxicating. Perhaps the vocals are the elements that bind it all together. A brash and direct delivery that’s charismatic and present, on top of a composition that’s bold and exciting, with uncommon harmonic moves that add subtle spice to the formula.

The spacey atmospheres, the charged lyrics, and the supremely tasty arrangement and production, courtesy of the greats Barny Barnicott, and Streaky Gee, who have worked with the 1975, Arctic Monkeys, and Kasabian, all project a debut release that’s bound to be exciting. If the music on the upcoming album is in any way as rich and as inspired as God-Like, then we’re all in for a delicious treat to reward us for the wait.

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