Woollen Kits debut “Susannah” from upcoming “Four Girls” LP out on Trouble In Mind

By on October 28, 2012

Melbourne trio Woollen Kits announce the release of Four Girls, due out on November 13 via Trouble In Mind – and premiere “Susannah”on Impose.
Meet Tom Hardisty, Tom Ridgewell and Leon Applebee, who accumulate everything you love about the kiwi indies, cool NYC cats from the 60s and the late 70s revolts of independence in our premiere of their new song “Susannah”…Between the saxophone song breaths, Woollen Kits take on the dead pan too-cool deliveries and angular riffs that are hard to convey but are the reason why we love all our favorite indie groups in the first place.
Earlier this year, Trouble in Mind released a 7″ from Trouble in Mind.  Give a listen to A-side “Shelley.”
Australia is in a full-on rock & roll renaissance right now and charging to the front of the pack is Woollen KitsTrouble in Mind will co-release the Four GirlsLP with Sydney-based label RIP Society.
More info on Woollen Kits below!

Praise for Woollen Kits
Austin Town Hall
It’s about time for Woollen Kits to take over the US, completely.  The A-Side is titled “Shelley and it encompasses everything I love about the band.  There’s an effortless bit of swagger that has me imagining the band swinging their guitars about the stage; the usage of gang vocals gives the track a raucous feel—and then a sharp-edged guitar solo cuts through. One listen to this jam and you’ll be stomping your feet, begging for the release to come your way.
Get Bent
 The Woollen Kits might just soundtrack your whole upcoming summer: the late nights, relationships, hook-ups, crazy drunken times and all. They just write great pop songs, if your sense of pop music, like mine, is more the Modern Lovers than whatever’s on the radio. The Woollen Kits, along with their fellow Australians Royal Headache and the Straight Arrows, play music just for the sake of playing music, not for all the fame or hype that comes with being in a band. They don’t seem to care if the rest of the world gives a fuck; they just play their hearts out and, in the end, that’s what makes their music even more endearing. It reminds me of what music used to mean to me, when there weren’t two thousand albums to listen to every day and when you happened upon that one awesome album, or tape, that you listened to nonstop ‘til you memorized all the lyrics or, in some cases, ‘til the tape broke.
Altered Zones
 These dudes are part of an pretty amazing wave of Australian proto-punk bands…they ditch the vein of Beat Happening-esque naivete that ran through their earlier recordings in favor of a casually wild Modern Lovers swagger. Tough yet tender.
Mess and Noise
Woollen Kits don’t paint themselves into any corners. They don’t settle for just punk, garage or pop. No, they patch them all into one single, ringing revelation.
Covert Curiosity
It’s primitive, gritty guitar tunes straddle surf pop, proto-punk and garage rock.
Finest Kiss
The Kits know how to write a song, they deliver the hooks and get out leaving you wanting more.  These guys cannot only be catchy but they can be funny too.

More on Woollen Kits
Australia is in a full-on rock & roll renaissance right now & charging to the front of the pack is Melbourne’s Woollen Kits!  “Four Girls” is the follow up to their self-titled debut LP on RIP Society and a continuation of the greatness of their TIM debut 7” from summer 2012.  The new album finds the band in tip-top form; confident and assured, with a suite of their best tunes to date.  Songs herein deal with underlying longing or fantasy with individual truths and being fed up with people’s phoney concepts and ideals (which, guitarist Tom H says: “in an effort to make themselves feel more deep and interesting to people, are actually creating a barrier between themselves and everyone else by only relating to others on a very one dimensional level”).  But despite this frustration or sense of loss, there’s usually (usually) a positive spin on these themes.  “Cheryl” is a definite standout on the album and offers listeners some of the truest lyrics ever put to song with “When you look good, you know you feel good, and when you feel good, you get shit done.”  “Susannah” is another instant head-bopper with its happy-tappy VU guitar strum and horn interplay.  Tom, Tom and Leon have taken the two disparate voices of their debut album and forged a united delivery emphasizing the best of both songwriter’s strengths.  It’s got the swagger and jangle of classic Flying Nun and the simplicity and directness of Beat Happening with a dash of late-80s underground rock.  The U.S. edition on Trouble in Mind is pressed on 150-gram mixed vinyl & includes a download code.
RIYL: Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Velvet Underground, Tronics, Beat Happening

More from Trouble in Mind
Started in Chicago in 2009 as a way to release 7″s with perfect pop songs, Trouble in Mindexpanded their catalog of releases in 2011 with LPs from Mikal Cronin, Night Beats, The Wax Museums, The Paperhead and The Wrong Words! Check out this playlist with a track from each release plus a bonus track from the Apache Dropout 7″.
In 2012, Trouble in Mind’s exciting release schedule includes new music from the Estrogen Highs, Hollows, the Resonars, Jacco Gardner, Apache Dropout, Woollen Kits and the return of the SXSW/Record Store Day 4-way covers split 7″ featuring exclusive cover songs performed by Mikal Cronin, The Liminanas, The Paperhead and Apache Dropout.
Trouble in Mindhas releases in excellent record stores near you from Jeffrey Novak (Cheap Time), Alex Cuervo, The Limiñanas, Vermillion Sands, Wounded Lion, Personal & the Pizzas, The Wrong Words, Tropical Sleep, Sticks N Stones, Night Beats, The Hex Dispensers, The Mean Jeans, The Limiñanas, Hollows, Ty Segall, Tyler Jon Tyler, Wheels on Fire, Sonic Chicken 4, Charlie & the Moonhearts, The Fresh & Onlys and The White Wires delivering on their mission to put “the emphasis back on the music and prove that the 2 1/2 minute pop song is alive and well.”
Trouble In Mind interviews with The Onion A.V. Club, Fracture Compound and Neu Magazine.

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.