Martin Frawley (previously of The Twerps) has suffered a break up and needs someone to talk to about it. It turns out that person is you lucky listener! Undone at 31 is a chronological journey along with Frawley as he adjusts to the next stage of his life told through the medium of incredibly catchy indie rock and pop.
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Look at the state of that man on the sleeve. Balding, chest out, remaining hair unkempt, dog drooping on sofa. He's had a torrid time and he's about to tell us all about it.
The former the Twerps singer admits he's been a bit of a twerp himself in the past but this helps give him a sense of perspective on where things have gone wrong. He makes an agreeable form of acoustic pop that on opener sounds like a more quirky and down to earth Grant McLennan. Frawley's soft close mic'd vocals tells us a tale of how he couldn't find love, then found it, then lost it again. 'What's On Your Mind' has a nice little looped chord pattern based around piano bass and horrible discordant guitar the latter of which tries its best to derail the whole thing but the storytelling songwriting is always worth a listen. It has that classic Australian jangle pop sound we know from the likes of the Cannanes, Long Weekend and Driving Past perhaps with something of the Courtney Barnett about the confessional songwriting.
Weirdly produced, it sort of somehow sounds like some of those late 70s songwriters like Joe Jackson especially on Chain Reaction but very quirky and whimsical. It has its moments.
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