[EP] Set Sail – “Hey!”

Set Sail - Hey

lived our lives with adventures in our heads, we were the kids without a care

It’s been almost a year since Set Sail’s last EP so perfect timing for their Australian Summer. And perfect timing for me imagining I was in their Australian Summer. Title-track “Hey!” instantly hooked me with its fuzzed vocals and infectious guitar lines layers over jittery percussion and a chorus that demands you sing that hey! along with it. It’s got just the kind of fun I love Set Sail for but with a hint of maturity since the all out goofiness of “Boat Song.”

[Download “Hey!” here.]

[EP/VIDEO] Set Sail – THE RILEY MOORE EP (w/ “Boat Song”)

i don’t know this notion but i know it to be true

♫ Set Sail – Boat Song

  • Who: A guy named Brandon! Plus a Josiah and a Joshua…
  • What: “Popsters purveying awkward dancing and better music…” with violin! Like Two Door Cinema Club, Walk The Moon
  • Where: Sydney, Australia + Facebook / Bandcamp / Amazon
  • When: The Riley Moore EP is out now.
  • Why: I have always believed that the best love songs are short and sweet. Longer and you risk alienating those not involved in your lusty circle. Or worse, the one actually involved. Set Sail know this well and dont hold back on the sentiments or the mega-foot tapping in their high-pep nautical love letter. The frantically fun song anchors the stellar Riley Moore EP, keeping the other 3 jams from bouncing away on their own caffeinated folk-pop vibes. It also has this awesome claymation video that manages to sneak a bit of a love story in as well.

I’m stoked to hear what these guys cook up next now that Colorado native Brandon has had his recent deportation from Australia lifted. The Aussies want Set Sail! I hear that.