The Montreals return with their new sounds in 'Rude'
The emergence and rise to notoriety of Adelaide four piece The Montreals has been an impressive one; the last two years have seen the ferociously entertaining band go from strength to strength, first off the back of debut EP Indigo Club and this year, with the success of singles ‘Y2K’ and ‘Sardines’. Already, they’ve enjoyed Australian and international radio love, attracting impressive airplay across Triple J and American radio juggernaut KCRW. Online, the streaming figures have also been a great indicator of The Montreals’ trajectory in a short period of time, with their music clocking near on one million Spotify streams and multiple playlist additions (Indie Arrivals, Fresh Finds). Now, as they head towards year’s end, The Montreals return to take another bite of the cherry with their new single, ‘RUDE’.
“A bit of a change of pace for this band who I’ve come to know as zippy indie pop experts. Still lots of personality on this track but I like how it’s all a bit wobbly.”
Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe (‘Y2K’, 2018)
With pacing and delivery akin to bands like Parcels, Gus Dapperton and Phoenix, ‘RUDE’ encompasses The Montreals’ innate sense of fun in with refined songwriting and wit. Keeping the same energy on previous releases sees The Montreals operating in a strong and comfortable creative space, while in the sprightly production, intoxicating vocals and well executed guitar progressions, ‘RUDE’ stands out as one of The Montreals’ most defined releases yet.
The song’s themes are pretty clear cut from the jump; pouring grievances, no matter their size into a 3:55 slice of indie rock that new listeners and returning fans alike can get behind.
The release of ‘RUDE’ is demonstrative of the band’s still-present eclecticism, but a new facet of their artistry. The Montreals are chomping at the bit with this single, ready to capitalise on the momentum generated through 2018 with vigour and flair.