Newcastle psych-rocker Lachlan X. Morris is pleased to present his new single ‘Stray Dog’, the second single from his forthcoming album Premeditations set for release in October.
Opening with energetic drums, ‘Stray Dog’ fuses a classic rock instrumentation with psychedelic synth lines to create an immersive rock banger. His understated vocals float across the arrangement of the track, before ending with an encompassing and intriguing instrumental outro.
‘Stray Dog’ masterfully showcases Morris’ classic rock tendencies, stirred with youthful energy and modern recording techniques. On the track Morris says “’Stray Dog’ is about specific times when I’ve been so overwhelmed in situations and felt the sudden need to get the f*** out!”
The self-confessed “psychedelic dad-rock artists” draws from old school songwriting and pop formations, harbouring a bold throwback to 70’s pop music, all with a sprinkling of psychedelia and doomsday themes.
‘Stray Dog’ follows recently released single ‘Turpentine’. The two singles are the perfect taste test of Morris’ forthcoming album Premeditations. Support for Morris’ album is clear, as the artists reached out to his community with a Pozible campaign, and proudly reached his target for crowdfunding his first run of Premeditations on vinyl.
Although the name might not sound familiar, Lachlan X. Morris is no stranger to the music scene. Morris started skipping around the local circuit with his high school band The Guppies, who were finalists in triple j’s prestigious Unearthed High in 2011. The Guppies toured with the likes of Birds of Tokyo, The Rubens, and played at Groovin The Moo, Fat As Butter and Bigsound 2012.
As we welcome Lachlan X. Morris back the circle, ‘Stray Dog’ is the perfect introduction behind the lines of this psychedelic rock fusion.