MORNING HARVEY SHARE NEW SINGLE ‘LUCKY DAY’
Fresh off the back of a headline east coast tour and performance at The Blurst Of Times festival (Alex Lahey, Skeggs, The Creases), Brisbane rockers Morning Harvey are today stepping out with brand new single ‘Lucky Day’. Taken from their forthcoming album due later this year, ‘Lucky Day’ delivers as a dazzling follow up to previous single ‘Holy Gun’.
Lucky Day is pretty much me telling myself it'll be okay,” says frontman Spencer White of the new track.
“I tried to create a scenario where someone is pleading to the Gods to give them a chance and send down a line. When I listen to the song I get a true feeling of desperateness. Whoever I was writing it for, whether it be fictional or subliminally a message to myself, I really do feel for them.”
The February release of previous single ‘Holy Gun’ gained a lot of love both at home and across the oceans, premiering on influential Seattle radio station KEXP. Back on home soil, it received rave reviews from Triple J Unearthed, averaging 4.5 stars and being described as “the best song they have ever uploaded.” Brisbane’s 4ZZZ showed some local support, including it in their “8 Best Aussie Songs You’ve Never Heard” feature on Tonedeaf, and claiming “this is as good as any of those bands (Spoon, The Flaming Lips).” The track also scored a Single of the Day slot with The AU Review, who described it as a
“smooth track driven with just the right amount of bravado, guitar, and synth.”
For Spencer and his brother Jackson (Drums) music has always played a lead role in their lives. “Jackson and I grew up in a very musical household. There were always instruments lying around, and our parents played and introduced us to a lot of the music we still consider an influence to us now”.
“Our parents were incredibly encouraging, to say the least. There was never a point where the thought of being a musician or at least giving it a slog wasn’t an option”.
The brothers were eventually joined by childhood friend Steve Kempnich (Bass) to form Morning Harvey in 2014. Since then they have been steadily honing their craft and winning over fans with one great song, and one great show at a time, the latter of which includes performances alongside the likes of The Dandy Warhols, Band Of Skulls, The Charlatans, Steve Malkmus, Royal Blood and at Groovin The Moo 2016.
Fortunately for them, these efforts have earned the young band fans in very high places.
“Seriously, though. You need to be on this now” are the words of John Richards from KEXP Seattle. KEXP gave the band their stamp of approval in 2015 with the highly sought after placement of ‘Song Of The Day’, as well as premiering previous track ‘Holy Gun’ earlier this year. This led to many US College Radio stations championing the band and saw their EP storming the CMJ Radio 200 Charts, where they remained for 3 weeks.
Back home, the band’s late-2016 single ‘Susanne Monday’ really hit the spot as the track earned full- rotation at Triple J, rave reviews across the board, and an ‘Artist of The Week’ feature at Triple J Unearthed. Talking about the track, Music Director Richard Kingsmill says “Love this. It’s got a stack of personality. Great indie rock with a decent dose of bravado – 4 Stars”.