Adelaide, Australia’s Summer Flake will release her stunning EP and US debut Time Rolls By later this week on Rice Is Nice. Comparisons to Aussie compatriot Courtney Barnett are inevitable, but Crase’s dulcet harmonies and thoughtful arrangements suggest she’ll have no trouble holding her on own on her forthcoming EP”
Of the track, Stephanie Craise aka Summer Flake noted, “In late high school I got into April March and got a bunch of her albums, including April March and Los Cincos. I loved “Winter Cave” and “Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind” from that album and worked them out on guitar. Later I heard the Vashti Bunyen version of “Some Things” and assumed she had written it. I started playing the song live a few years ago; it’s so nice to sing, and like so many songs April March did it sounds like a nursery rhyme but the lyrics are just dark. Well, it turns out the Rolling Stones wrote it and the song was first released by singing duo Dick and Dee Dee in early 1965. Look them all up.”
Henry Rollins previously premiered single “The Sun Won’t Shine” on KCRW, and proclaimed “we love this band.” Indie Shuffle posted the track and noted, “The melody — angelic at times, nearly deadpan at others — emanates Australia. Artists like Courtney Barnett have really started paving the way for this uniquely sunburnt brand of indie folk, and Summer Flake is taking it down a bright new road.”
The last couple of years have seen Summer Flake gain momentum in her native Australia, and further afield. She has shared stages with Cloud Control, Thee Oh Sees (USA), Harmony, The Cannanes, Native Cats, Puro Instinct (USA), Terrible Truths, Palms, Bad Dreems and more.
Summer Flake has strummed (and sung, experimented and recorded) her way to the top of the Australia scene with national radio and media attention. Now she is gunning for the music scene in North America, hitting public radio across the Atlantic.
Time Rolls By EP
1. Number One
2. Blur Me Out
3. Makes Me Wanna Cry
4. The Sun Won’t Shine
5. Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind (cover)