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The Great Emu War Casualties Share Charming New Single, ‘I Just Knew Her As Ma’

Naarm/Melbourne-based indie-rock band The Great Emu War Casualties recently revealed their radiant new single ‘I Just Knew Her As Ma‘ – produced by the band themselves and mixed by Brad Jackson.

‘I Just Knew Her As Ma’ commences with an entrancing call-and-response between the bass and spirited lead guitar riffs, intertwining seamlessly with vintage synth arpeggios. Fronted by the enigmatic Joe Jackson, the chromatic chorus melody weaves a charming synergy to the instruments, that descends and rises following the vocal contour. A brief half-time change shifts momentarily in the final chorus, before effortlessly guiding the return of the vibrant rhythm section that crescendos in its finale.

The Great Emu War Casualties talk about the inspiration behind ‘I Just Knew Her As Ma’:

“‘I Just Knew Her As Ma’ is a pessimistic self-examination and cynical self-portrait in song form, and an acknowledgement that I need to visit my Mum once in a while.”

To accompany the release, the band will perform a one-off launch show at Naarm/Melbourne’s Mamma Chen’s. This continues on from playing to packed-out crowds across the city.

In the coming weeks, The Great Emu War Casualties will reveal the accompanying music video for the release.

‘I Just Knew Her As Ma’ is available worldwide now

Written by John Zebra