You may not have heard of the young Australian group Young Maverick before — which is understandable — but you’re going to want to get familiar with the name now. Originating from Melbourne, Australia (a place we’ve seen a lot of talent rise through recently), Young Maverick have been generating some well-deserved attention for their flowery indie-pop the past couple of years, but as we unfortunately found out, it only spreads across a few singles. Hopefully however, this latest single will entice the band to write some more.
“Janitor,” the first single we’ve heard from the band in months, is an incredibly infectious dose of jangly surf-rock that has the potential to significantly raise their profile, not only in Australia, but around the world.
The band is self-described as “indie” and “holiday-pop,” with their new release certainly living up to the description. Their sound is very catchy and ends up sounding exactly like a hybrid of The Smiths and Phoenix. The guitar riffs are enticing while the vocals deliver that perfect pop feel you can’t help but associate with summer.
A promising start no doubt, with many of us here looking forward to hearing more in the coming months. Be sure to have an eye out when we bring you more, but in the meantime enjoy a quick listen of the track down below.