Spacey Jane: “We wanted to be more intentional with our songwriting on this album”

Spacey Jane. Credit: Michael Tartaglia
(Image credit: Michael Tartaglia)

Like all of the states detached from the big three on the east coast, Western Australia has an incredible local music scene that’s often ignored by the rest of the country. It can be hard for bands to break out of that bubble, and when they do, it’s usually because they’ve turned heads with some big, left-field pop record that commands your undivided attention. But in the vicious throes of mid-2020, Australia needed something a little more chilled-out, homely and lowkey. Armed with their honeyed, sun-kissed indie-rock jams, Freo four-piece Spacey Jane ticked all those boxes and then some.

Their debut album, Sunlight, was an immediate smash-hit, peaking at #2 on the ARIA Charts and spawning six duly acclaimed singles – including the inescapable ‘Booster Seat’, which slid in at #2 on last year’s Triple J Hottest 100 (but absolutely deserved #1) and will no doubt be a staple of every setlist Spacey Jane ever scribble up. It was a youthful album both in sound and concept, so it stands to reason that its follow-up, Here Comes Everybody, would be about a time in which most would shed their youthfulness – but endeavouring to hold on to it nonetheless.

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Ellie Robinson
Editor-at-Large, Australian Guitar Magazine

Ellie Robinson is an Australian writer, editor and dog enthusiast with a keen ear for pop-rock and a keen tongue for actual Pop Rocks. Her bylines include music rag staples like NME, BLUNT, Mixdown and, of course, Australian Guitar (where she also serves as Editor-at-Large), but also less expected fare like TV Soap and Snowboarding Australia. Her go-to guitar is a Fender Player Tele, which, controversially, she only picked up after she'd joined the team at Australian Guitar. Before then, Ellie was a keyboardist – thankfully, the AG crew helped her see the light…