Laid-back funk pop trio Retiree have just given us the first taste from an upcoming release on UK imprint Rhythm Section, and it's a delectable earful in the form of a new single 'Pumice Stone.'
The musical project of Matt Crowley, Tori Holleman and Marco Vella; Retiree have steadily congealed their broad influences into a unique emulsion of strongly rhythmic and emotional music.
This first track is part of the group's first full project in 3 years. ‘Pumice Stone’ recounts a day when Tori was walking along the beach and dozens of dead birds had washed up on the sand. “Apparently this was the time when Mutton Birds pass Sydney on their annual 10,000km migration. They’re increasingly dying at sea and washing up on the beach because of overfishing, marine pollution and changing weather conditions. This song is a reflection on how that made me feel, on my lifestyle and human impact on the environment.”
Retiree have teamed up with director Joey Knox and cinematographer Jesse Gohier-Fleet for the video, shot in the time warped store room of Franco Cozzo in Footscray, Melbourne.
More steaming hot Retiree is on the way so keep your ears to the ground.
'Pumice Stone' Single Launches
Friday 3 August - Belleville, Melbourne (FREE SHOW)
Saturday 4 August - Freda's, Sydney ($10 ON ENTRY)