Welcome and Good Luck is the new single from Melbourne alternative band The Great Emu War Casualties, which was released on Friday 9th August. The track is your classic bright, indie pop/rock, reminiscent of The Wombats, Arctic Monkeys and Two Door Cinema Club, and is the perfect hark back to summer that we all need right about now.
The Great Emu War Casualties was born near the end of 2017 on the other side of the world in a small village in the UK. The band whose tracks are regularly described as quirky, eclectic and eccentric are really just a pop group who cite Talking Heads, The Killers and Everything Everything among their main influences.
The band approached engineer Cal Barter (Courtney Barnett, Sakswatch) to produce and mix the track from his current home in LA. The song also features a ripping synth solo from London-bred keyboard genius Rob Gentry (Joan As Police Woman, Findlay Brown).
In the last year that they’ve been in Australia, they have played incessantly headlining Oxford Arts Factory and The Factory Theatre in Sydney whilst hosting residencies at The Evelyn and The Tote in Melbourne. They released three EP’s in 2018 with Aardvark Records in the UK and are planning to release three singles independently this year, with the first single launched The Bergy Seltzer on August 10th.
The music video is artistically-shot and takes you on a slightly surreal, bizarre circus, taking you on a journey through the weird and wonderful.