Cool Sounds are a Melbourne-sprung indie guitar-pop outfit. They’ve been playing together since the mid 10’s, fluid in line-up but with writer/vocalist Dainis Lacey at the heart of it, whose idiosyncratic falsetto makes the band instantly recognisable.
Notable for their guitar-lick interplay, melodic lines and earnest delivery. The prolific group’s style is firmly rooted in Melbourne’s jangle scene, but they excel in borrowing atmospheres from past musical eras with enough ambiguity so as to create timeless songs.
Their early EPs Melbourne Fashion (2014) and Healing Crystals (2015) were released on DIY labels Whalesmouth and beko respectively. Their first full-length Dance Moves found a home on Deaf Ambitions. Third EP Gristle, released early 2018, was made of cuttings from their upcoming second LP Cactus Country. Gristle was self-released, but Cactus Country saw the band partner with both Osborne Again and Hotel Motel Records. The band’s third LP More To Enjoy came out Sept 20th 2019 on Hotel Motel Records, Osborne Again and Meritorio Records (UK/EU).