Off The Record: Druid Fluids Flick Through Their Earliest Vinyl
Off The Record
Words by Amar Gera November 8, 2023

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Anyone else feeling the nostalgia flooding in…

Adelaide/Kaurna psych rockers Druid Fluids have been on a tear in recent months. From scoring country-spanning acclaim for their latest single, ‘Sour’s Happy Fantasy’, to touring the east coast and playing a swarm of festivals, they’re well and truly all systems go right now. Their latest achievement, however, is by far the biggest, is their latest album Then, Now, Again & Again, which has recently landed out into the world.

Filled with 11 cuts bustling with psychedelia, blues and voodoo rock, the LP is a journey in time for writer Jamie Andrew, and as a time capsule for the last five to six years of his life. Speaking on its autobiographical nature, Jamie adds, “The concept of this album unravelled itself slowly, ending its spool right at the final stages of recording. I realised that each song served as a time capsule, though each spoke with a different narrator. Each was telling me that who we were, are & will be is ephemeral.”

To celebrate the new LP. we caught up with Jamie for some of the early vinyls that inspired Then, Now, Again & Again. Check it below.

The Beatles –  ‘Revolver’

I can’t really remember not knowing this album. As kids, my brother and I would incessantly demand the “Submarine Song” to be played over and over on the eight hour car ride from Adelaide to Melbourne to visit my Uncle. The melodies, rhythm, production, nostalgia & over all sound will forever it make it a mantlepiece record for me.

Frank Zappa – ‘Apostrophe’

Another album my Dad drilled into my brother and I from perhaps too young of an age. I remember when I was really young visiting my Mum’s semi conservative Catholic family in Scotland, naively belting out lyrics I didn’t quite understand the content of…

But this record really made me adore playful arrangements as well as value eccentricities within music.

Lemon Twigs – ‘Do Hollywood’

I got onto these guys in high school, finding the unreleased album ‘What We Know’ on YouTube. Do Hollywood then came out in my final year of school, have lots beautiful memories attached to it. It’s a cocktail of almost everything I like in music, anthemic ballads, stylistic diversity, weird production, unpredictable arrangements & fantastic musician ship. Oh, and they both seem to be dedicated followers of fashion..

Druid Fluids’ new album ‘Then, Now, Against & Again’ is out now. Check out their full tour dates below.

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