Springy hair, crunchy guitars and the catchiest chorus I’ve heard in ages: yup, Wesley Fuller’s probably a die hard Marc Bolan fan.
That’s no bad thing either, as ‘Melvista’ proves. We cover guitar songs on this blog a lot, but rarely do they sound so full of life and energetic as this track. It’s all about how heavy and high up the drums are in the mix, really, pushing past Fuller’s Beatlesque tale of teenage lust. Apparently, he wrote it years ago as a paean to his home city of Melbourne – which is apt, because aesthetically it sounds like it’s come from a similar place as The Undertones’ ‘Teenage Kicks’, or Weezer’s ‘Buddy Holly’.
Here’s the video, which was recorded a few weeks ago, just after he signed to 1965 Records: