“Music for when you can’t sleep” is how Four In The Morning describes themselves. And on first listen to their debut EP Half Asleep, you quickly find out why. Restless and raw, their songs combine quiet introspection with cathartic rock; a mix of poetic, considered lyrics, and beautifully crafted noise.
Sitting on the edges of both folk and rock, Four In The Morning aren’t quite either. This refreshing sound is due to the eclectic band members. Kevin Dolan, Libby Ferris and Kiran Srinivasan are odd bedfellows, who all met while playing in very different Melbourne bands. Combining folk, ambient rock, and jazz drumming, their music is smart and considered, with the sense that it might all fall apart at any minute.
Forming just over a year ago they wasted no time, immediately writing and recording their first EP, Half Asleep. Self produced and recorded in a sitting room, the songs combine a big, bold, DIY sound with questions about psychopaths, love and whether you should kill God.
With their EP ready for release in early November, the band are now gigging across Melbourne. Thanks to their unique amalgamation of genres, you can hear them playing quiet folky sets at The Wesley Anne, or big, loud rock at The Workers Club. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.
So if you’re a fan of The National, Glen Hansard, Frightened Rabbit or even Dire Straits, you should grab your headphones, stay up late, and start listening.