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MOANING LISA Take Me Out gets 7/10


Moaning Lisa
Take You Out
Hysterical Records

7/10

Canberra group Moaning Lisa have released their new single Take You Out, their first since the release of well-received 2018 EP Do You Know Enough?

Take You Out doesn’t stray too far from the band’s signature sound: fuzzed out guitars, layered with pop-rock melodies, singing of love and isolation. “In my dreams you’re sharing everything with me/ I’m meeting your family and they approve,” sings frontwoman Charlotte Versegi, perfectly encapsulating the desire for connection and romance in the bleak world of Tinder and quick-swipe culture.

The light, nostalgic track feels like it belongs on a teen rom-com soundtrack circa 1999 – in the best possible way. Drawing from riff-driven 90s grunge legends Pixies, The Breeders and Veruca Salt, the jangly track eventually kicks into overdrive in the final minute, with distortion-heavy guitars and slamming cymbals.

Moaning Lisa have announced a run of headline shows on the East Coast and will also appear at Splendour in the Grass. Once the tour wraps up the band will settle into writing their upcoming album–fingers-crossed a Perth show will be on the cards – keep your eyes and ears peeled because we need more Moaning Lisa.

ELLEN DIMITRIOU

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