Fountaineer’s debut album, Greater City, Greater Love, sounds like a classic Australian album: rich with rural imagery and epic soundscapes that bounce from Arcade Fire-inspired might to the wide open road of The Triffids and other “big” sounding Australian bands from the ’80s.
The three-piece are named after the fountain in the centre of their hometown Bendigo, a place that inspired a lot of the tunes on Greater City Greater Love.
While not strictly a concept album, the record is thematically concise — a love letter to their home town of Bendigo — and to this end, the band are releasing the vinyl version of the album with a charming, hand-drawn 20-page zine which takes on similar hometown themes.
Check out the zine here, and pre-order your vinyl copy of the captivating debut record, Greater City Greater Love here.
You can also catch the guys on the road later this month with Gang Of Youths. Date below.
August 31: The Tivoli, Brisbane
September 1: The Tivoli, Brisbane
September 6: Festival Hall, Melbourne
September 8: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
September 13: Odeon Theatre, Hobart
September 15: Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
September 16: Metropolis, Fremantle