If you were born after 1990, you need to know the Griswolds were the family from the popular Vacation film series back in the ‘80s. Led by dorky father Clark (played by Chevy Chase), the clan bumbled their way across the US, Europe and through the Christmas holidays with hilarious hi-jinks aplenty.
Whether this Sydney five-piece of the same name have as much fun on the road remains to be seen, but if they do, we’re calling ‘shotgun’ big time. Tropical indie-pop seems to be the vogue thing right now, but these guys shake it up with melodic smarts and a dynamic energy that makes them truly stand out.
Recalling MGMT at their most poppy an, this family of five came out firing with the summery gold of ‘Mississippi’ and chased it down with the happy Strokes-vibes of ‘Heart Of A Lion’. They’ve got a silly name, but they’re serious fun.