Comprised of Adnan Kadric (Vocals / Guitar), Thomas Barlow (Drums), Joe Daly (Bass), and Leon Andrews (Guitar / Vocals), Backyard have a penchant for creating understated tunes about life in Melbourne’s western suburbs and country Victoria. These themes have stemmed from the beauty Adnan found in Australian suburbia, having found refuge there after fleeing Bosnia with his family in the early 90s.
"Often it seems like every day and every week is the same, and then all of a sudden you realise a lot has changed,” says the band of the track. “Writing about procrastination somewhat justifies the time you’ve wasted. 'Reality Television’ is an ode to wasted time and mirrors falling asleep on the couch after you’ve just spent an entire Sunday afternoon in front of the TV. You wake up disorientated and sore and for a moment you don’t remember what day it is or if you were meant to be somewhere.”
Tracked by Kieran Daly and Chris Wright (Dirt Farmer, Fountaineer) in a converted farmhouse turned studio in outer Melbourne and mixed at Lone Palm Studios in LA by the busiest man in town, Dan Horne, the bands first recordings are full of contrarily warm and melancholic guitar-pop, sometimes sturdied with 12-string guitar, organ and lapsteel. The record has a bit of a country feel meets DIY thanks primarily to frontman Adnan's tendencies to call for recording sessions before rehearsing any material and the band's love of the classics from Parsons, Van Zandt and Dylan.