DBA Recommends: J. McFarlane’s Reality Guest
J. McFarlane is known in pop indie circles as a former member of Melbourne band Twerps. Her Reality Guest project picks up where she left off with another previous project though, Hot Topic, a trio comprising Ric Milovanovic and Violetta DelConte Race along with McFarlane. The trio reunite here on Do You Like What I’m Sayin? and What Has He Bought. ‘Ta Da’ initially saw the light of day on Melbourne label Hobbies Galore but Night School have picked it up for full release and deservedly so, there’s an honest, unique melting pot here of influences ranging from UK post-punk diy scene acts like Brenda Russell to mid-noughties Scandinavian pop and recent folk acts like Tunng and Adem. The results are unashamedly fun and deliberately pop. Buy here.