You might think Jimmy Tait is a male. Or maybe a male-fronted band. But rather, the Australian quintet can credit its name to front-woman Sarah Retallick's late grandfather. And appropriately, this group makes music that sounds a little bit retro and a whole lot classic rock, as you can hear on their album Golden (released October 4 on Spunk Records).
On the standout single “Eyes,” Retallick’s alto has steady, plodding and haunting quality reminiscent of Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick. The song passes freely through the modern-day gateway thanks to the electric guitar rifts and supporting synth – and we can’t help but think it has the fundamental framework of a signature Jenny Lewis anthem: soulful southern rock carried by a killer female vox.
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So while the hook repeats the lyrics, “It’s all in your eyes” over and over, it’s definitely also in our ears – and we’re liking the little piece of the past excavated for us to premiere.
Stream the track below and assuming you like what you hear, keep in touch with Jimmy Tait via the social links provided.