In the mid-2010s, high school friends Stefan Blair and Liam Parsons began tinkering with a 4-track tape machine, crafting hazy, lazy lo-fi melodies under the name Good Morning. The Melbourne duo have since come into their own, releasing three full-length albums in a span of under 18 months. Their most recent release, <I>Basketball Breakups</I>, was recorded in just four days while the band were on tour in Japan in 2018. That rapid recording process gives the songs a sort of looseness that evokes the detached coolness of The Velvet Underground and the melodic whimsy of The Kinks. As the duo prepare for their North American tour in support of the album, Liam shares with us the songs he relies on to help calm his nerves.
Says Liam of the playlist: “Music that I have been playing for the week commencing September 30 as I’ve been moving out of my house and packing up my stuff to go on tour. Some of it makes me dance alone in my kitchen (Pet Shop Boys) and some makes me cry a little (Weyes Blood), but it’s all part of the same process.”