Australian grit-pop duo Kino Motel have shared a new track called “Fingerprints.”
The new slow burning indie rock anthem has a dissonant edge. Featuring stunning flourishes and a steady rhythm, Kino Motel tread the perfect line between discordance and melody. While the track is rolling and angular, guitarist and vocalist Ed Fraser takes the listener on a trip to suburban Australia.
Lyrically, “Fingerprints” sees Fraser crooning about houses falling down. The song builds to a pub rock-style hook that will make you feel like you’re in the heat of Australia. Rolling and angular, “Fingerprints” channels post-punk while boasting a conversational tone.
Listen to “Fingerprints” below.
Fraser’s deep baritone stands out on this track, as he delivers lines that rival the likes of Courtney Barnett. As the track progresses, Rosa Mercedes chimes in with some smooth alto lines. There are some pretty stand out lyrics on the tune, with lines like, “I’m a tourist here/ Auctioned off your neighbour’s house/ Left it empty falling all about/ No spaces left in my town.”
Recorded in both Berlin and Melbourne, “Fingerprints” features drums from Josefin Runsteen (Damien Rice, Jens Lekman) and percussion from Sebastian Maschat (The Whitest Boy Alive).
The Melbourne-based duo have also announced a mini tour with Our Carlson. Check out the tour dates below.
Fingerprints Tour 2021 Dates:
Melbourne – Gasometer – July 7th
Beechworth – Tanswell’s – July 8th
Ballarat – The Eastern – July 9th
Kyneton – Major Tom’s – July 10th
Castlemaine – Theater Royal – July 11th