RIYL: Nice Biscuit / Babe Rainbow / Bananagun / Parsnip

Label: Third Eye Stimuli / Six Tonnes De Chair

Fuzzy peaches, good peeps!

Sunfruits hail from Melbourne and deliver sunpsyched treats to ad dat glow to your complexion, Certified Organic! Blissful, sunny garagepop with hints of tropicalia, and just a pinch of mellow ingredients added for expanded experience. There’s a decent late 60’s psychedelic vibe surrounding their aesthetics, with some slight 70’s/80’s grooves nicely blended in the mix. Hell, you can even turn that 6 all the way to a 9, adding subtle hints of solid 90’s DIY/indie greatness. If this EP don’t put a smile on your face, you miiight be in trouble mate. Rest easy though! With music being among the best therapy for all and everything, trust the fruits to work their vibes and you’ll see 🙂

The first fruit was picked last year in the form of the “Friendly” split 7″ single with Noodle House, one neat little juicy slab that sparked expectations for more to come.

As with the split single, this EP produce was nurtured by Third Eye Stimuli Records, a lovely label with a sweet tooth for jangly harmonics and quirky flavours.  Now, for this crop they’ve shared duties with the equally brilliant Six Tonnes De Chair Records over in France, conveniently spreading seeds of this batch among psycheads and popgobblers across the globe!

Stick yer teeth in this juicy eff while available, only 100 Zesty Orange and 200 Black Vinyl available!


The Details

Fresh off the back of releasing their Split 7" in 2019, Melbourne's psych poppers SUNFRUITS have wasted no time in their home studio! Third Eye Stimuli is pleased to announce the band’s upcoming debut EP, to be released on Feb 11 in Australia and via our friends Six Tonnes De Chair for Europe.

Suitably entitled ‘Certified Organic’, the EP contains 6 tracks that epitomise the Sunfruits’ groovy free-form approach to song writing. The collection of tracks are both playful and serious, luring you in with infectious rhythms and melodies, while sitting you down for a deeper conversation concerning environmental collapse, social uprising and the willingness to change.

Sunfruits revive the 60s psychedelic sounds with their very own garage-pop spin, blending their own wonky twist of modern disco beats and Tropicalia inspired freak outs. The EP will please the ears of fans of Khruangbin, Nice Biscuit, Babe Rainbow, Bananagun and other psychedelic purveyors.

While the band is new to some, the members have been kicking around the Melbourne music scene for some time. Founded by Winter McQuinn (IV League, Culte, Cracker La Touf), their members include Acacia Coates (Pinch Points, Slush) Shelby De Fazio (Bad Bangs), Gene Argiro (Stella Bridie, Bluey) and Evie Vlah (Jungle Cuffs).

Sunfruits acknowledge that this record and all our music is made and recorded on Wurundjeri indigenous land of people from the Kulin nation and pay our respects to elders past present and emerging. We also recognise that indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded and no treaty has been signed.
releases February 11, 2020

Recorded by Gene Argiro
Additional production by Gene Argiro
Mixed by Calum Newton
Mastered by Mikey Young

Guitar/Percussion/Vox/Vocoder - Winnie McQuinn
Bass/Vox - Acacia Coates
Guitar/Vox - Shelby De Fazio
Drums/Vox/Organ - Gene Argiro

Additional synth on “Above The Clouds” - Joe Oliver
French monologue - Minnie Lucille Coates

Cover art by Luke Player, Shelby De Fazio & Joshua White
Photos by Chelsea KingJackets printed by Legno (Italy)

Released across the pond by Third Eye Stimuli in AUS, and Six Tonnes De Chair Records in EU.

Price $17

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