Melbourne three-piece Pearls formed in 2011 and since then have made shimmering sounds that float above their peers.
Pearls have supported the likes of Kurt Vile, Marnie Stern, Sons & Daughters, and a myriad of local bands including Crime and City Solution, Total Control and New War. In 2013, Pearls released a split 7” on Glaswegian label RE:PEATER Records and recorded a cover of the Standells’ Dirty Water for an Australian 40th Anniversary edition of the Nuggets compilation.
Pearl’s debut EP ‘Wait & See’ was full of reverb-drenched, ethereal vocals and a hefty dose of beautiful noise. The early Pearls material could easily have been confused for the soundtrack to Twin Peaks with its metallic haziness and crystalline organ.
Their LP Pretend You’re Mine sees the band honing in their reverb and crafting sleek and melancholy ballads and memorable pop songs. The sugar meets the grit with organs and guitars forming a mesmerising wall of sound in front of drums.