Originally from a country town in Australia, Acey Monaro fell in love whilst on holiday in Austin, Texas, and eventually made the permanent move to the Lone Star State to marry the guy (Ben Burdick, Go Fever’s bassist) in 2013. Now joined by Keith Lough (guitar) Jim Campo (guitar, keys) and Stijn Dobbelaere (drums), the band has just finished recording their 2nd album.
Daydream Hawker, a 5 track EP recorded in the home studio of Jim Eno of Spoon, engineered by Brad Bell (War On Drugs) and mixed by Ali Chant (PJ Harvey, Gruff Rhys, Perfume Genius), is set for release February 1st 2019. Lyrically, the tracks explore themes of outsiderness, sex, mental health and a woman’s worth. And love, duh.
Their sound is influenced by late 70’s New Wave but their contemporary references range from Alvvays to Neko Case. One DJ described the band as “the middle ground between Courtney Barnett and Tennis”.
Their eponymous debut LP was independently released in February 2017 and pushed its way onto the North American College and Community Top 20 Adds Chart. The Austin-American Statesman raved: “the self-titled album, built around Aussie ex-pat Acey Monaro’s solid songwriting, was one of 2017 strongest debuts". The band toured the record nationally and have supported White Denim and Mini Mansions.
Go Fever will be touring Daydream Hawker nationally in the Spring.