Restless Leg 2021. Photos by Joshua Morris
As Sydney band Restless Leg prepare to release their new LP Dream Buffet on June 11th, they’ve released the video for its second single ‘The World’s A Room’, directed by Darren Cross.
The opening track to the new album, the single is an infectious, hook-laden slice of jangly guitar pop, reminiscent of the heady sounds of New Zealand band The Bats and their numerous Australian contemporaries trading in melodic indie rock. It’s one of those songs that sways and bobs with freewheeling exuberance, another gem from a band that has mastered the recipe for mixing spirit and verve with poetry, guitars, hooks and melodies.
“This was the last song written for Dream Buffet, at the height of the COVID-lockdown in Sydney in 2020. It was probably around the same time that D.C. Cross released his record of classical guitar compositions (Terabithian) of which he said ‘were not at all concerned with the current social state [i.e. the pandemic]. Total escapism through music’. In stark contrast ‘The World’s A Room’ stares directly into the time-bending tic-toc of lockdown and invites you to dance, by yourself, to some Flying Nun compilation tape you dug out from the early-1990s. It kinda comes at the same problem, but from a different angle,” explains the band’s songwriter, Ben Chamie.
DREAM BUFFET EAST COAST TOUR
Sat 12th – The Servo, Port Kembla NSW – with guests Dropping Honey and Birdsville
Sat 19th – Sonic Sherpa Records, Greenslopes QLD (3pm instore)
Sat 19th – Can You Keep A Secret? Woolloongabba QLD – with guests Full Power Happy Hour (5-7pm)
Fri 25th – The Factory Floor, Marrickville NSW – with guests The Electorate and Knievel
Fri 13th – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW – with guests Froggy Prinze and Looch Lewis & The Press Gangsters
Sat 21st – Nighthawks, Collingwood VIC – with guests Minibikes and The Barebones