I Know The Chief – Sahara

i know the chief

Yesterday marked the release of the debut EP from Melbourne’s I Know The Chief and although it feels like it came out of nowhere for me, Disco Demolition Night has been a long time in the making. I heard Stay Coloured way back and let it slip under the radar so I’m glad I managed to snap onto this one quickly as they’re probably the coolest, truly new act to grace the Australian scene this year.

I’ve heard the single Sahara be compared to shades of Gold Fields and I’d have to agree in the vocals particularly, although they bring into it parts of Last Dinosaurs and the overseas indie act that started this style in the first place, Two Door Cinema Club. It’s fast, it’s dance-y and fucking catchy. You’ll be playing some kind of dorky air guitar like me by at least the sixth listen, it’s impossible not to.

They describe their euphoric sound as ‘Jungle Disco’. Have a listen and see if you agree. I’d say that’s spot on.

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