Square Dance Caller was founded by brothers Brendan and Michael Etherington, impressive, Melbourne-based, multi-instrumentalists and songwriters. Mat Hooler is on keys and James Manning is on bass, forming the sensational four-piece, who regularly feature saxophone Bella McMahon as a guest appearance.
Their sound has been lauded for blending old with new through a refreshing lens. Tastemakers and indie music blogs have praised them and college radio and playlists have featured their music across Europe and America.
Announcing their UK tour alongside it, Square Dance Caller have recently released irresistible new single ‘London Underground’, which follows their praised previous single ‘Somebody Like You’. Building on an eerie and infectious keys the line, the heavy distortion gets straight to rattling your eardrums with energy. A dynamic electric guitar and complex drums inject even more drive into the track. Their is a distinct instrumental contrast between the verses and the chorus, with the grittiness being exchanged with a capturing spacey attitude. These elements are tied together with impressive talent by the main vocal part, guiding us through the track with celestial qualities and infectious melodies.
The band ellaborate, “The inspiration for the song came from people-watching on a trip to the UK. The Underground is such an intricate labyrinth used by millions of people everyday and they all use it for different reasons… it seemed like a good idea for a song.”