Continuing to build on an impressive string of releases for 2023, Melbourne indie group MANORISM add another strong cut of music for fans and newcomers alike with the dreamy track, ‘VACANT’.
The new single from the group comes off the back of popular songs ‘LOST DREAM’ and ‘SOBER’, and further proves the band’s knack for weaving emotional and intelligent lyricism with rich and textured indie rock arrangements.
For fans of bands like Real Estate, Whitney, Broken Bells and Kurt Vile, Manorism are the type of band who know and appreciate the striking and oft-times, stunning nature of a well-produced slowburner. In giving music the space to breathe and the lyrics nuance enough to land with emotional impact, the overall product flourishes. With ‘Vacant’, Manorism achieve this beautifully.
Recording the track at Marigold Studios in Brunswick with Malcolm Besley (Northeast Party House, City Calm Down) with mastering from Adam Dempsey (Angie McMahon, Courtney Barnett), Manorism put ‘Vacant’ together during the height of COVID lockdowns in Melbourne.
Being unable to perform put the band into a period of reflection, and led each member of the band to explore their own individual songwriting talents during time spent in their own homes.
As they describe, this period allowed them to create “some of their most personal and intimate music to date”.
“With that reflection came a new introspective sound, which brought together years of shared life experience.”
Growing their profile consistently since 2018, Manorism have emerged as a dynamic group. As a live unit, the band has elevated across numerous well-received performances at the likes of Beyond The Valley, Sun/Moon Festival, as well as iconic Melbourne venues like The Gasometer.
Earning playlisting nods from Spotify and Apple Music via editorial placements on lists including ‘Chords and Cardigans’, ‘Indie Arrivals’, ‘Indie Fuzz’ and ‘ALT CTRL’, the band has also been turning the heads of Australian and international radio, with Triple J Unearthed showing love throughout this year alongside UK stations Hive Radio and The Sound Lab.