Arbes – Sun On My Back

Anita Agathangelou, Sam Pannifex and Jess Zanoni are Arbes, a Melbourne-based psych-pop trio with a soft spot for DIY recordings. Their debut EP Swimmer came out last summer and in February this year they returned to Sam’s bedroom studio where the extended play was recorded to work on its follow-up. Eventually, these sessions led to the release of their sophomore work, the Psalms EP from which is taken Sun On My Back, a track that smells of late-summer sunsets, drenched in dreamy soundscape built around an amazing guitar work, reminiscent of late Unknown Mortal Orchestra or Pond.

Speaking on the track, lead singer Jess said: “Every song on the EP took on a new life when it was recorded. ‘Sun On My Back’ was the last song we wrote on the release and it is partly about trying to accept something ending and wanting to grow from that. Sometimes you have trouble letting go and so you acknowledge the of warmth that you get from the old feeling coming back to you…

Arbes’ Psalms EP is out now digitally and on 100 limited edition starry night cassettes via Sports Day Records.