Listen: ‘Reality Television’ by Backyard

Melbourne Represent! Local lads Backyard have sneakily dropped their new track Reality Television  and it’s an infectious, bright and harmony driven piece that’s well worth your time! Go, Aussie, Go!

Equipped with endearing suburban charm and a few instruments, Melbourne locals Backyard are today thrilled to share their newest serving of nostalgic Australiana pop music, in the form of single ‘Reality Television’.

In its creation, the single made its way across the globe, with recording by Kieran Daly and Chris Wright at Dorigo Rise and Purple Wayne here downunder, and mixing by Dan Horne at Lone Palm Studios in Los Angeles, California.
“Often it seems like every day and every week is the same, and then all of a sudden you realise a lot has changed,” says the band of the track. “Writing about procrastination somewhat justifies the time you’ve wasted. ‘Reality Television’ is an ode to wasted time and mirrors falling asleep on the couch after you’ve just spent an entire Sunday afternoon in front of the TV. You wake up disorientated and sore and for a moment you don’t remember what day it is or if you were meant to be somewhere.”

Comprised of Adnan Kadric (Vocals / Guitar), Thomas Barlow (Drums), Joe Daly (Bass), and Leon Andrews (Guitar / Vocals), Backyard have a penchant for creating understated tunes about life in Melbourne’s western suburbs and country Victoria. These themes have stemmed from the beauty Adnan found in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs, having found refuge there after fleeing Bosnia with his family in the early 90s.

Their previous singles ‘Best View of Dean St’ and ‘Young and Old’ earned world-wide radio and blog attention, and saw their 7-inch single launch for the former attract a packed-out crowd at Melbourne’s Workers Club. Late last year, the four-piece began recording new material and performing a string of introductory shows with some national and local favourites, including John Steel Singers, Bored Nothing, Seagull, Big Smoke, and Jim Lawrie.
Falling somewhere between Paul Kelly and Real Estate, yet maintaining a certain “scruffy” quality unique only to them, Backyard are now gearing up to grace listeners with even more of their charming suburban pop.

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photo – Lisa Frieling