Electronic Funk-Soul explorers Alfalfa were formed in the treetops of Mullumbimby, and are returning to the dance floor with a duo of singles Web of Lies + For the Pack. A duo of solid groove to the reminder that pleasing everyone, will only lead to losing yourself. Web of Lies started out as a mournful chord progression paired with a slow chant of the eventual lyrics ‘ you can try but you just cannot please everybody’ and amongst a funky bass jam developed the anthem of individuality that it’s now developed into.
The second track, For the Pack, is a reminder to show up for those you care for. Originally titled “thoth is now a bin chicken” a reference to the highly revered Ancient Greek/Egyptian god with an Ibis head. It is about giving care in all the ways you can on the best and worst (bin chicken) days.
Both tracks were mixed by Grammy nominated engineer Nick Herrara (Hiatus Kaiyote, 30/70, Nai Palm) and mastered by Lachlan Carrick.
Making their debut at Falls Festival many years ago, Alfalfa have been taking their electrifying set that includes choreographed dance moves, matching outfits and an extensive wig collection on the road with Parcels and Sex on Toast, and their previous track ‘Cold Water’ was coined as a ‘wet bop’ by triple j.
‘Their kitschy aesthetic reminds me of Brisbane group, Confidence Man, but their sound and stage presence are a lot more complex and layered.’ – Ditch this Magazine
Despite their playful performances, the song-writing and craftsmanship behind their compositions is a force to be reckoned with. The trio are set to release a slew of dance floor bangers over the next few months, so dust off your sweatbands, Alfalfa are a rising disco ball you need to keep your eyes on.