Melbourne folk-rock favourites Pierce Brothers are currently gearing up to release their sophomore album, Into the Great Unknown, after previewing it with a string of arresting singles like ‘Dentist’, ‘Kanko’, ‘It’s Alright’ and ‘Brother’.
The second LP from twin brothers Jack and Patrick Pierce – which we’re premiering here at Music Feeds before it officially drops tomorrow – sees the duo at their most ambitious, with lush production filled out by strings, horns and gorgeous backing vocals.
Recorded at Jan Skubizeski’s Red Moon Studios in Gisborne between the two Victorian lockdowns in 2020, Into the Great Unknown covers a lot of previously uncharted musical territory for the pair, facilitated by a year spent away from their relentless touring schedule.
“This album is striving to be something grander than what has come before,” explains Jack.”The lack of endless touring paved the way for a deeply thought-out experience.”
Certainly, there’s a tangible feeling of catharsis and visceral energy that permeates throughout the album. The rousing choruses, big crescendos, warm harmonies and toe-tapping rhythms throughout are bound to be a highlight of the band’s live shows as they make their return to stages across the country in the coming months, including an appearance at Bluesfest next month.
Stream Into the Great Unknown below, and check out the band’s forthcoming tour dates on their website here.